Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground: Songs for Farrah Fawcett

Though her death has since been eclipsed on headline-news outlets and celebrity-tracking blogs by Michael Jackson's, Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett passed away Thursday after a painful struggle with cancer. She was 62. Remembered mostly for her performance as Jill Munroe in the campy 70's action show Charlie's Angels, some forget that Fawcett later became a critically successful dramatic actress, winning a Golden Globe for the 1986 film Extremities, in which she played a would-be rape victim who manages to overpower and tie up her attacker.

Fawcett showed similar spirit and determination in her protracted fight with the cancer that claimed her life, which was documented in the recent made-for-TV documentary Farrah's Story. Here are a few angel-themed songs in tribute to Farrah, sex symbol to a generation. (You didn't think we'd forgotten that poster, did you? How could we?)

See you around that great swimming pool in the sky, Farrah...

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