A tearful Ryan O'Neal said his longtime love Farrah Fawcett has lost her signature flowing locks but continues to put on a brave face as she struggles against spreading cancer that now appears beyond treatment.
The bed-ridden 62-year-old "Charlie's Angels" star who has battled anal cancer for two and a half years now spends her days at home with her family, friends and her longtime partner Ryan by her bedside, the magazine reported.
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O'Neal, who has a son with Fawcett, has taken on the role of caretaker and said the star has lost her famous blond tresses to the disease she thought she beat years ago. He has refused to toss out the locks, keeping the hair at home.
"This hair is gone," he said. "Her famous hair. I have it at home. She didn't care. I rub her head. It's kind of fun, actually, this great, tiny little head. How she carried all that hair I'll never know. She doesn't have any vanity about it."
Farrah's son, Redmond, who was jailed for a drug-related probation violation on April 25, was allowed three hours with his mother to say what could have been his final goodbye, People reported.
An NBC documentary following Farrah's battle with cancer shows Redmond, 24, climbing into bed with his frail mother and crying during the visit.
"Oh my gosh, my gosh," he said. "Oh, my gosh."
O'Neal said he lied to their jailed son about his mother's condition.
"Farrah doesn't know Redmond's in trouble," O'Neal said. "And Redmond is terrified for his mother. 'I don't want to be in jail and have some guard tell me she is gone,' he said to me. I told him, 'She's rebounding.' I lied to him. I lie to her. It's the best thing."
Farrah's 68-year-old partner said he doesn't know how he'll be able to live without her.
"It's a love story. I just don't know how to play this one. I won't know this world without her," he said. "I can't hear a song, I can't pass places that we were together, without being stabbed in the heart. A week ago Farrah said to me, 'Am I going to make it?' I said, 'Yes, you'll make it. And if you don't, I'll go with you.'"