O'Neal says dying Farrah Fawcett has agreed to marry
June 22nd 2009, 6pm EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After years of asking longtime companion Farrah Fawcett to marry him, actor Ryan O'Neal says she has finally agreed, even as she nears the end of her life after a long battle with cancer.
"I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed," O'Neal says in an interview with Barbara Walters for ABC television show "20/20" to air on Friday, according to publicists for the show.
O'Neal spoke to Walters as 62-year-old Fawcett, the former star of the 1970s TV show "Charlie's Angels," struggles for survival after being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, which has now spread to her liver.
O'Neal, 68, who has dated Fawcett on and off since the early 1980s, told Walters she is "fighting for her life" but will "absolutely" get married.
"We will, as soon as she can, say yes . . . maybe we can just nod her head," he told Walters.
O'Neal has been in the public eye as Fawcett's health condition has deteriorated, tearfully talking to U.S. TV shows and magazines about her cancer ahead of a heart-wrenching video diary, "Farrah's Story," that was broadcast in May.
He told Walters he once asked Fawcett to marry him "all the time," and it became somewhat of a joke. But now the agreement was real -- "I promise you, we will," he said.
The pair have one son, Redmond O'Neal, who was shown in Fawcett's video diary being released from drugs-related jail time to visit his bedridden mother.
(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
Helen's Note: For me..... it is sad that they can't marry before Cancer and had a nice time together. Life you never know what is laid a head of you!! Well I can't read other's mind may be they might have a good reason for not to marry as Hollywood Style??
I just read about Apple CEO, Steve Job's Liver Transplant news! The rumors is going around that he got his liver transplant because he has load of money! Yes or No??.... I can't answer for him but as my own experience I have a hard time to believe that the "main" reason to get a liver transplant is "you have to have money"....It's not true!!
Put it this way..."Money help but you can't buy liver"!! Never!! The USA doctors are not stupids either.
When I was waiting for my liver there is a man who is very high position of a religion ( I won't mention the religion group here for a privacy reason), also waiting a liver in Miami, Florida!! He has money..lots of money. I think if the liver is buyable in USA, he can buy 1 million livers easily...for sure! But he can't!!
While he was waiting the matching liver to arrive, his cancer spreads to other organs. Unfortunately he got told that he is not the candidate and he went back to his Country!!
I will say again as myself is a liver transplant patient, to get a liver there are so many steps involved! They really do!! People said, "The future is uncertain"!! Waiting for a liver is the same.
Instead of rumors, lets pray for Steve Job's to have a good time in his life of second chance. Good Luck Steve... may God bless you!!
Hope you know what is come first in this life as I knew by now. In life most important for you and me as living with a new liver, a priceless gift from thoughtful people is .... we have to fine someone who can make this new liver and new medicine will work in our bodies. Yes ,only God can do that!! Coincidental or miracle?? I know for me is.... A miracle!!
I will finish with...
"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed." James 5:16
I hope that " A little tiny spark of encouragement from my blog will ignite endeavors for someone!!"