James Fawcett, Farrah Fawcett’s Father Passes Away

Filed in Gather Celeb News Channel by on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

It’s been a trying year for the family of Farrah Fawcett, first her untimely death to cancer, and now her father has passed away.

James Fawcett passed away in his Houston, Texas home last Monday. James was 92 years old. A cause of death has not been listed, however, at his age it could be presumed that it was of natural causes.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: James Fawcett attends Farrah Fawcett's funeral service held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on June 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

A service was held last Friday in James’ home town. In attendance was grandson Redmond O’Neil who had recently finished a court-ordered rehab program. Not in attendance was Farrah’s husband Ryan. It’s thought that he didn’t go because he and James had a falling out after Farrah’s death last year. Farrah succumbed to cancer after a long battle in June 2009.

James was left $500,000 in Farrah’s Estate, which will be returned to the Farrah Fawcett foundation. It does seem that there was some sort of family riff going on because James’ obituary asked that money be donated to American Cancer Society in his name rather than to his daughter’s foundation. This may have been linked to the riff between him and Ryan.

James is survived by his second wife, Rosenda Sofia Fawcett. May he rest in peace.

© August 31, 2010 Jennifer Neff for Gather.com.

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