Hospitalised cancer sufferer Farrah Fawcett 'critical'

Monday April 6, 2009

Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett was reported to be in a critical condition on Sunday after suffering a setback in her fight against cancer.
 
Farrah was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, shortly after returning home from Germany. The actress, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, had made the trip to Europe to undergo experimental stem-cell treatment. 
 
The American and British press report the 62-year-old is stable but unconscious, although a spokesman for the actress has not yet commented on her condition. Her long-term love, actor Ryan O'Neil, is at her bedside.
 
Farrah became a Seventies and Eighties icon after shooting to fame in the TV series Charlie's Angels. In 1976, the same year she made her debut as crime fighter Jill Munroe in the show, a swimsuit poster of her sold a record 12 million copies, and her tousled hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women around the globe.
 
She went on to become a critically acclaimed actress, scoring three Emmy nods for her work on the small screen – most recently for her work on lawyer series The Guardian in 2001 - and six Golden Globe nods for a range of challenging roles.

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