Fawcett 'Close to Death'
Friends, family gather to say final farewells as star given last rites
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2009 1:29 AM CDT
Farrah Fawcett poses for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central's "Roast of William Shatner" in this 2006 photo.   (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file)
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(Newser) – Farrah Fawcett is in the final stages of her battle with anal cancer and her condition is believed to be deteriorating rapidly, the New York Daily News reports. Her loved ones, including longtime love Ryan O'Neal, have gathered at her bedside in a Los Angeles hospital and a priest has been summoned to give her the last rites. Her rep said only that "she is still being treated for her condition."