Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Farrah Fawcett Left Over $3M to Cancer Charity

Farrah Fawcett was dedicated to her cancer charity, and, according to tax documents, she left $3.3 million to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation after her death in June 2009. The actress apparently bequeathed two separate contributions of $3,269,169 and $50,000.

According to, actor Harrison Ford was one of the first people to donate to the charity, handing over a personal cheque for $5,000.

Financial records show the foundation donated $85,000 to two charities last year, The Angeles Clinic Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The documents reveal the foundation is currently worth at least $5 million.

Following her death, it was revealed Farrah had left the bulk of her $10 million savings to troubled son Redmond O’Neal, 24, while her long-term partner Ryan O’Neal was excluded from her will completely.

In June, Farrah’s friends and family – including Ryan, Redmond, Ryan's daughter Tatum O'Neal and best friend Alana Stewart – gathered at the new offices of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, and pledged to continue the work started by the late star.

Alana said: "If I can help carry on Farrah's mission for the foundation, it's an honour for me. I feel almost like she's a guardian angel watching over me, and I feel like she's smiling down on us and very happy that she died for a cause. She felt that she could help a lot of people and she could give a lot of people inspiration, courage and hope."

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