Looking back at their entire life together, O'Neal mentions, "There Was Never A Day I Didn’t Love Her".
With her hand in his, Ryan O'Neal watched as Farrah Fawcett, the woman he deeply loved and proposed to, take her last breath on the morning of June 25, 2009.
After three years of battling against cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away after captivating an entire nation with her roles and leaving behind her loved ones who still miss her.
Despite being together for a long time, Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal never married each other, but he desperately wanted to change that. In 2006, he said, "We didn’t want to do what other people wanted us to do. We were rebels. But now I would do it in a second—if I can get her to wake up long enough. Our son would love it," according to Heavy.
Ryan O'Neal was ready to marry her even as she lay on her hospital bed, but what could have been their wedding day took a different turn. "I’ve asked her to marry me, again, and she’s agreed,” he wrote in his autobiography Both of Us: My Life With Farrah. "The priest at St John’s Hospital arrives to marry us but administers the last rites instead."
Although he never got the chance to call her his wife, he told himself at the time that she had made it to a better place.
"She’s gone. She now belongs to the ages," Ryan O'Neal previously told People. "She’s now with her mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She’s in a better place now."
It's been a decade since she passed away, but life has never gone back to the way it was for Ryan O'Neal. "There was never a day I didn’t love her," he said.
A few years after his death, Ryan O'Neal said, "I hear her voice, I see her silhouette. I miss her cooking. I haven’t had a good meal since she left me. It’s harder than I thought. I miss her. We all miss her," as reported by The Northern Star.
While they had their own ups and downs in the relationship, they always found a way back to each other. "Ryan was the love of her life. I don’t think she was happy without him. They fought and loved with passion. It was never boring. They were electric together," said Farrah Fawcett's friend, Sylvia Dorsey.
Ryan O'Neal always knew how to make her laugh and he rarely left her side during her final days. When she was at St. John’s Medical Center in Los Angeles, he was the one who slept beside her in a cot of his own.
Even during her final moments, her thoughts were only about her loved ones. Before passing away, she made a request, keeping in mind her mother, Pauline Fawcett, who passed away in 2005.
"The one thing she told me was she wanted her mother’s ashes in the coffin,” said Mela Murphy. "Her mother meant so much to her. So Ryan made sure they were brought over from Texas. That was Farrah. She always thought about the people she loved."
She also didn't stop worrying about her son, Redmond O’Neal during those final moments. "She was saying his name, ‘Redmond,'” said Mela Murphy. "That was the last thing she said."
"The night before she died, he was talking and talking, leading up to the story of when he first met Farrah," said Mela Murphy, a friend of Farrah Fawcett's, who was at her side in the hospital. "It was his way of telling her how much he loved her. She looked over at me and rolled her eyes, and then she smiled."
People could see how they were wonderful together, as Farrah Fawcett’s friend, Jaclyn Smith said, "Ryan was the love of her life, and she, his. Whether they had a fight or were back together, it was always Ryan. The father of your child. Connected forever."