Farrah’s Nomination A “Wonderful Acknowledgement”

by | July 17, 2009 at 8:26 AM | Emmy, TV News

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Less than a month after her death, Farrah Fawcett was given another tribute.

Farrah’s Story,’ her gritty documentary chronicling her battle against cancer received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Nonfiction Special category. It touched her longtime companion Ryan O’Neal and best friend Alana Stewart.

“For the Television Academy to recognize ‘Farrah’s Story’ with this nomination is such a wonderful acknowledgment for Farrah and her legacy,” O’Neal said. “I know that she is smiling that fabulous smile right now in heaven, and that she is grateful that the show has been so well received not only by her peers in the industry but by the public at large.”

“This is such a bittersweet acknowledgment for ‘Farrah’s Story,’ because Farrah’s not here to share it with us, but I know how honored she would have been to receive this nomination,” Stewart said in a statement to ET. “When Farrah decided to share her battle with cancer with the world it was with the hope that she could show others struggling with the disease and their loved ones that they were not alone. I can imagine how enormously proud she is right now that the Academy has acknowledged her story in this way.”

Fawcett died on June 25, at 62 Click here to see photos from her amazing life.