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Farrah's Story aired on television

Published: Monday, May 18, 2009, 15:42 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]London, (ANI): A documentary showing veteran actress Farah Fawcett's struggle against cancer has attracted nearly 8.9 million viewers on U.S. television.

The former Charlie's Angels star was diagnosed with anal cancer three years ago, and her friend Alana Stewart had since been capturing her visits to specialists in Germany and her battle against her illness. The documentary, Farrah's Story, was aired on U.S. station NBC last week .

The channel claims that preliminary figures showed it was the station's most-watched programme in its Friday night slot in more than a year, reports the Daily Star. Meanwhile, Fawcett's partner and actor Ryan O'Neal has revealed that he sometimes wishes that she would not wake up from her sleep.

Fawcett, 62, shows a strong face despite the pain she has been going through, but for her 68-year-old O'Neal the suffering his long-time lover has to go through is just too much to take.

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