O'Neal Issues Statement Following Farrah's Passing
Posted on Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:55 AM PDT

ONEALSTATEMENT200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Moments after Farrah Fawcett passed away, Ryan O'Neal emerged from St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica saying simply, "She's gone."

O'Neal was accompanied by Farrah's longtime friend Alana Stewart who described Fawcett's death as "peaceful."

Moments ago Ryan O'Neal issued this statement:

    "After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away. Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations to support cancer research be made to:

    The Farrah Fawcett Foundation
    P.O. Box 6478
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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