June 30th, 2009
09:06 PM ET

Farrah's Funeral Update

Farrah Fawcett's funeral has ended at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
We spotted a number of celebrities coming and going, including comedian Garry Shandling and actor Ernie Hudson of "Ghostbusters" fame.

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We did not see Redmond O'Neal, Farrah's son, who got a court order allowing him to leave jail to attend the service. He may have entered by a non-public route [see update under "New details on Farrah's funeral"].  The judge who let him out ordered that an LA sheriff's deputy accompany him at all times.

The most shocking story is who did NOT get in. Ryan O'Neal's son Griffin showed up but was banned from entering the cathedral, he told us.

He said his father did not want him inside because he (Griffin) "knows the truth" about what went down with Farrah's last days. He alleged that his father was exploiting Farrah and only stayed together with her because he was "looking for a payday."

Griffin O'Neal is Ryan's son by Joanna Moore, so he is not related to Farrah.

But Griffin said he loved Fawcett and had known her for over 30 years.

Guests at the funeral are now at a reception at the exclusive Jonathan Club in downtown LA. I guess that doesn't include Griffin O'Neal.

 

 


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  1. snuggles

    Farah was one gutsy lady. She went through so much.
    Never gave up hope and never complained. She could have
    gone to alcohol or become a drug addict since her pain was
    so much all the time. She is a lesson for eveyone.
    She never took the easy way out like Michael Jackson and Elvis
    did, at least she had people around her who loved her and
    made sure she was safe and stood by her at her greatest time
    of need. The news media should stop making celebrities that
    are druggies heros, what is that telling us about are society.
    There should have been much more stories about Farah and
    her battle with cancer. Shame on the networks for being so bias.

    July 6, 2009 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. GREG

    GRIFFEN, HIS WIFE, AND BABY DROVE 300 MILES TO BE TURNED AWAY BY RYAN.
    Griffen is correct, Farrah loved him. Griffen is as well correct on the many, many deceitful things that happened in Farrahs last days.
    ALL DUE TO MONEY.
    CNN HAS IT ALL WRONG, FARRAH'S ESTATE WILL BE NEWSWORTHY- CNN , You allowed the STARDUST TO SUGARCOAT FARRAHS PASSING, YOUR LOSING A MUCH NEEDED
    FOCAL POINT ON THE TRUTH IN FARRAHS LAST MONTHS, DAYS AND THE WAS SHE WAS LAID TO REST.
    REST FARRAH----–THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT
    Greg

    July 3, 2009 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pam

    Too much publicity on Jackson, while a good person slid to the background. Farrah was a decent person and a great star to watch. I hope her "family" will crawl back in their holes and let her go with the dignity she deserves.

    July 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. deb

    Very sad. We (babyboomers) all "grew older" with Farrah. She was "one of us". I thought her best role was in "Small Sacrifices". She played that part to the hilt! Rest in peace, Farrah. You made a big impact on the world!

    July 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shirl Riddick

    7/1/09 What breaks my heart is how obvious it is how much Ryan cared for and loved Farrah. I really feel bad that they did not have a chance to marry in the last few weeks. My heart aches for him, and I hope after all of this that he can get away by himself for a few weeks to just get himself back together, BREATHE, and just get some well-needed rest. This is a very sad time, very sad.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mary

    I agree with Rob. Yes Michael Jackson's passing was sad but once the story of Michael broke no one even mentioned Farrah after that. Truly sad! She was a lovely and courageous woman. May the good lord bless and keep you Farrah.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kelly

    was tatum allowed in?

    July 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • entnewscarey

      Yes, Tatum was there (from what we understand).. although we didn't see her on camera.

      July 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. janice

    where was Tatum??????

    July 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • entnewscarey

      Tatum O'Neal did attend, according to reports. But we didn't see her on camera.

      July 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CATHERINE SMITH

    A sad loss for many who enjoyed/appreciated her many talents. Certainly her in-depth display of an abused wife in The Burning Bed touched many who hopefully sought personal help for themselves, a tribute to a wonderful actress. While likewise saddened over the loss of Michael Jackson, certainly an Entertainer of Entertainers, so sad to see Farah's death so easily forgotten/overlooked amid the other's death as both deserve equal recognition. Hopefully Redmond can now honor his mother (if not himself) by turning his life around and allowing her reason to finally be proud of her son, hardly more than any mother deserves.

    July 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rhonda

    Griffin O'Neal should be ashamed of himself...he has always been bitter and a train wreck.....anyone who watched Farrah's Story saw that Ryan O'Neil loved her,,,he's not that good of an actor! I loved Farrah and am glad she is no longer suffering...she will be missed!

    July 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jackie

    It's a shame what happened to Farah. I was very sad to watch her movie Farah's Story how afraid she was. Even though she had good family and friends around her, the fight was still hers to fight and endure. It was an other side to her and outside of a movie role that you could see how loving sensitive and spiritual she was. I am sure the people closest to her will forever feel a hole in their hearts. My they find comfort and peace in their memories of her and know that someday we will all be together again . And may they cherish the time they have with the loved ones that are still here with them. God Bless the family and friends and may Farah rest and peace.

    July 1, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Anne Marie

    What must be remembered from Farrah is that like many other cancer patients, hope is all we have. She gave us a candid look at life as it really is – not the glamour she (and many artists) are accustomed to. In the end, she has been liberated of a devestating disease and brought attention to early screening – in the hopes that some cancer stories have happy endings – she will be truly missed – RIP Farrah!

    July 1, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. Rob

    What was so sad was seeing 'Farrah's Story' and how much she desired to live, and fought to live, and suffered while other celebrities are doing drugs to kill themselves.
    Also the Media spent the day and evening on Michael Jackson (with all respect) on the day that another icon was put to rest. They had little to no coverage at all on Farrah.
    For many who grew up with her and although not personal friends or family, we all love her. Rest in peace Farrah, you are an angel!
    God bless you! xo with love.

    July 1, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Adam Pompa

    It's a sad day, I will will this Angel Farrah, but I know she is at peace. I was glad to see Kate Jackson, does anyone know if Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd attended, I didn't see any pictures of the arriving?

    Some sites say Jaclyn was there, but no pictures?

    Thx

    June 30, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |

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