July 1, 2009 / 12:56 AM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX: Celebrity reactions to Farrah Fawcett's death

(Reuters) - Numerous Hollywood celebrities shared fond memories of “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett on Thursday after she died of cancer at the age of 62.

Following are some of those reactions.

— Ryan O’Neal, her long-time companion and father of their son, Redmond O’Neal, said in a 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.”

— Jaclyn Smith, Fawcett’s co-star in 1970s television show “Charlie’s Angels,” said in a statement: “Farrah had courage, she had strength and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels.”

— Cheryl Ladd, an actress who replaced Fawcett on “Charlie’s Angels,” said in a statement: “I’m terribly sad about Farrah’s passing. She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”

— John Forsythe, who co-starred with Fawcett in “Charlie’s Angels,” said in a statement: “Though I did not know her well, Farrah left an indelible mark on me and the public during her one-year reign on ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ She put up a gallant fight against her unforgiving disease, and I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to her family and friends.”

— Lee Majors, an actor who was married to Fawcett from 1973 to 1982, told celebrity news outlet Entertainment Tonight: “My wife, Faith, and I were saddened to hear of Farrah’s passing. She fought a tremendous battle against a terrible disease. She was an angel on Earth and now an angel forever.”

— Oscar winner Robert Duvall, who co-starred with Fawcett in 1997 movie “The Apostle,” said in a statement: “Farrah had an outstanding talent, better than most feature film actresses that I’ve seen. She was great to work with and will be missed.”

— Alana Stewart, her friend and ex-wife of rocker Rod Stewart, said in a statement: “For 30 years Farrah was much more than a friend, she was my sister, and although I will miss her terribly, I know in my heart that she will always be there as that angel on the shoulder of everyone who loved her.”

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Sandra Maler

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