On the eve of the first anniversary of Farrah Fawcett's death, her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, and her closest friend, Alana Stewart, spoke of the "Charlie's Angels" actress, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was planned for Friday in Beverly Hills, Calif., to officially open offices for The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which is devoted to funding research into alternative cancer treatments.
"I live in the same home that we lived in together and so I see her silhouette, I hear her voice and it's - I'm mixed. I'm mixed," a clearly heartbroken O'Neal told Meredith Vieira on the "Today" show Thursday morning. "In one way it's kind of wonderful she's still around and in another way it hurts that not enough of her is."
Speaking of their son Redmond, 24, who spent time in rehab and in jail for drug possession, and who was allowed to visit Fawcett's bedside only while accompanied by police and shackled, O'Neal, 69, cited his progress and said, "His mother would be very proud of him." He added that Redmond is "going to go and see her grave site soon. He has not seen it yet."
Stewart, 65, who stayed by Fawcett's side during the battle with anal cancer that claimed the actress' life at age 62, said on the show, "I miss her sense of humor. . . . [It] was what got her through that battle with cancer."