Longtime companion Ryan O’Neal was one of the pallbearers and gave a reading at the service, which was closed to media and the public. Redmond O’Neal, the “Love Story” actor’s 24-year-old son with Fawcett, was allowed briefly out of jail, where he is being held on drugs possession charges, to attend the funeral service. Redmond also gave a Bible reading, according to a program made available to the media.
Fellow “Charlie’s Angels” star Kate Jackson, former model Cheryl Tiegs and rocker Rod Stewart’s ex-wife Alana Stewart were among the mourners. Fawcett’s Los Angeles cancer doctor, Lawrence Piro, delivered the eulogy with Stewart. Fawcett’s coffin was taken into the church as a quartet of musicians played “Amazing Grace” and the Irving Berlin love song “Always,” according to the program.
Fawcett died Thursday at age 62, after a public battle with cancer. O’Neal and Stewart were at her side.
Diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2006, Fawcett’s battle with the disease was documented in “Farrah’s Story,” which first aired in May on NBC. Stewart, a producer of the documentary, said Fawcett was “much more than a friend; she was my sister.”
Source: The Washington Post