I remember Farrah in 'Charlies Angels' quite well, and I remember being very shocked when she left the show after its first season. After seeing 'The Burning Bed', I realized why she made that decision. She was truly a very good dramatic actress who did not want to be known solely as a sex symbol.
And as much as I'm shocked and saddened by MJ's death, I remember my first two thoughts when I heard the news: 1) Those poor kids; and 2) The news is totally going to overshadow Farrah's death, and that is a real shame.
Farrah is a lady that deserves a lot of respect for the way she handled to battle with cancer. She had a wonderful performance in The Burning Bed but mainly she was a pretty model with some lines on a TV show. I'm not saying she didn't have serious talent; maybe she just never got the roles. She certainly showed with The Burning Bed that she could handle it.
Farrah Fawcett died after a three year battle with cancer this morning. She was a fighter to the very end, and I hope her life won't be forgotten with the news of Michael Jackson's passing this afternoon.