Friends and Family Say Good-Bye to Farrah

Farrah Fawcett’s funeral was held yesterday and 200 guests attended the ceremony that could be attended by invitation only. People brings us the details and it sounds like a very beautiful ceremony, with many of Farrah’s closest friends saying some very touching words about her. The reception afterwards sounds like a celebration of her life and the things she loved. Hopefully the family will be able to find some way to make peace without Farrah. From People,

“A tearful Ryan and Redmond O’Neal joined Farrah Fawcett’s closest friends and family for the actress’s private funeral Tuesday afternoon at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

Fawcett’s Charlie’s Angels costar Kate Jackson, Marla Maples, Joan Collins and Tatum O’Neal were among the 200 guests attending the hour-long Catholic service, where longtime pal Alana Stewart and Fawcett’s doctor Lawrence Piro delivered the eulogies.

“Goodbye sweet girl,” said Stewart. “[Farrah] never felt sorry for herself during her illness … she fought cancer furiously.”
“She’s the most beautiful angel in heaven,” Stewart added. “She always seemed so indestructible.”

With city police and private security lining the streets, a hearse drove up just a few minutes before the funeral began. Ryan and son Redmond served as pallbearers carrying Fawcett’s casket, adorned with yellow and orange flowers.

A man in a kilt played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes at the beginning of the service, which also included Bible readings and prayer.

A tearful Ryan and Redmond O’Neal joined Farrah Fawcett’s closest friends and family for the actress’s private funeral Tuesday afternoon at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

Fawcett’s Charlie’s Angels costar Kate Jackson, Marla Maples, Joan Collins and Tatum O’Neal were among the 200 guests attending the hour-long Catholic service, where longtime pal Alana Stewart and Fawcett’s doctor Lawrence Piro delivered the eulogies.

“Goodbye sweet girl,” said Stewart. “[Farrah] never felt sorry for herself during her illness … she fought cancer furiously.”

“She’s the most beautiful angel in heaven,” Stewart added. “She always seemed so indestructible.”

With city police and private security lining the streets, a hearse drove up just a few minutes before the funeral began. Ryan and son Redmond served as pallbearers carrying Fawcett’s casket, adorned with yellow and orange flowers.

A man in a kilt played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes at the beginning of the service, which also included Bible readings and prayer.

“The funeral was really just beautiful and so sweet,” Lisa Fawcett, the actress’s cousin, told PEOPLE. A special moment during the service came when “everyone just embraced [Redmond],” she says about Fawcett’s 24-year-old son, who was allowed to leave jail and attend.

After the service concluded, vans shuttled guests to the reception at the Jonathan Club, where a band played Fawcett’s favorite songs, including those by Van Morrison.”

It’s so sad to be saying good-bye to such a talented person, and one that was so loved in her own life. Our thoughts go out to the family as we all remember Farrah for the beautiful angel that she will always be.

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