Redmond Bids Farewell to Dying Farrah
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 17, 2009 8:22 AM CDT
Farrah Fawcett is in the late stages of anal cancer in her California home.   (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)
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(Newser) – Farrah Fawcett's incarcerated son, Redmond O'Neal, was allowed out of prison to say farewell to his dying mother, reports the New York Daily News. O'Neal, serving time on drug charges, was allowed to visit his mother at her home the evening a documentary about her battle with cancer, Farrah's Story, aired on NBC. Last Friday's program was viewed by 9 million people, a network annual record for the time slot.

Redmond was also allowed out of prison last month to visit his mom. Dad Ryan O'Neal told him then to "live your life as a tribute to your mother."