Hollywood heartbreak on June 25, 2009 - the day icons Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died

Hollywood heartbreak on June 25, 2009 - the day icons Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died

On June 25, 2009, the entertainment world and fans endured a double heartbreaker 

on that day both actress Farrah Fawcett and pop superstar Michael Jackson died - roughly 12 hours apart.

Fawcett, who inspired millions of women to copy her feather-cut hairdo

fought with every fiber of her being when she was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006

The actress and model was declared cancer-free in 2007 but then found out it had spread to her liver.

“There is a reason for all this. It is a challenge to my very core, to my strength, my mind, my spirit and my soul,”

she says in a documentary made at her request by her best friend

Alana Stewart, that followed her journey to treat the cancer.

Fawcett died at 2:28 a.m. on June 25, 2009, at Providence St. John’s Health Center emergency room in Santa Monica

California, at the age of 62. Her death was almost exactly 12 hours before pop star Michael Jackson died at 2:26 p.m. the same day.

She says in the film that will “never compromise” on her “desire to live. I will not go gentle into that good night.”

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