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Farrah Fawcett dies age 62

 Actress Farrah Fawcett releases a live Monarch butterfly in commemoration of comedian Rodney Dangerfield
Actress Farrah Fawcett releases a live Monarch butterfly in commemoration of comedian Rodney Dangerfield's one year anniversary death at the comedian's home in West Hollywood, California on October 5, 2005. REUTERS/Staff
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Farrah Fawcett died on Thursday after a long battle with anal cancer, her spokesman said. She was 62.

Fawcett, who rose to fame as the star of U.S. television's "Charlie's Angels", was first diagnosed with anal cancer in late 2006. She died in a Los Angles hospital.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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