1 Jul 2009

Private service held for Farrah Fawcett

8:35 pm on 1 July 2009

A private funeral has been held for American actress Farrah Fawcett, who died last week of cancer.

Her partner, actor Ryan O'Neal, was a pallbearer. Their son Redmond, who was recently jailed on drug charges, was granted leave to attend.

Kate Jackson, one of Fawcett's co-stars on the 1970s television show Charlie's Angels, was among the congregation at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Other attendees included Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson, songwriter Carol Bayer Sager and former model Cheryl Tiegs.

Redmond O'Neal gave the service's first reading, while his father read the 23rd Psalm.

A lone bagpiper headed the procession out of the church as Fawcett's coffin was taken away to its final resting place.

After the ceremony, Ryan O'Neal was seen tapping on the back door of the hearse and saying "So long, babe."

Fawcett died last Thursday at the age of 62 after losing a three-year battle with anal cancer.