On June 25, 2009, the entertainment endured a double heartbreaker – on that day both actress Farrah Fawcett and pop superstar Michael Jackson died roughly 12 hours apart.
Fawcett, who inspired millions of women to copy her feather-cut hairdo, fought with every fiber of her being when she was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006.
“There is a reason for all this. It is a challenge to my very core, to my strength, my mind, my spirit and my soul,” she says in a documentary made at her request by her best friend
Fawcett died at 2:28 a.m. on June 25, 2009, at Providence St. John’s Health Center emergency room at the age of 62. Her death was almost exactly 12 hours before pop star Michael Jackson died at 2:26 p.m. the same day.
Her doctor said, “She was fearless.”
Fawcett was born in Texas. She moved to California to pursue a modeling career with her good looks and iconic feather-cut hairstyle.
As the news spread on June 25, 2009, that Jackson had died, his music soared to the top of the charts.
Amazon sold out of all of his CDs as well as those by the Jackson 5.
Jackson suffered cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009, at his home after receiving the anesthetic propofol from Dr. Conrad Murray. Jackson was 50 years old.
At the time, he was preparing for a 50-show comeback tour called “This Is It.”
Reports from media in the weeks before his death indicated Jackson had been acting in a bizarre manner
On June 24, 2009, according to history Jackson left home around 7 p.m. for a rehearsal.The rehearsal went well but later that he complained to Murray about being tired
Jackson was battling an addiction to prescription drugs, riddled with self-doubt and deeply in debt according to biography
In 2007 a Beverly Hills pharmacy filed a complaint against Jackson for not paying a $101,926 prescription drug bill.
Jackson also was investigated for child molestation but was acquitted of those charges in 2005.
Michael Jackson started his music career as part of the Jackson 5 with his brothers in the early 1960s. Michael started his solo career in the early 1970s. He last toured with his brothers in 1983.