By Kerrie Mitchell
Updated June 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM EDT
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Image Credit: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty ImagesFarrah Fawcett passed away a year ago after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her death was in many ways overshadowed by the coincidence of Michael Jackson’s sudden passing just hours later, and the one-year anniversary of both of their deaths will probably bring a similar imbalance in attention. Not that it doesn’t make sense of course—the breadth of Jackson’s musical and cultural significance is beyond dispute. But while the King of Pop and his eternal songs were definitely on my mind today, I also thought about Fawcett and the special, glowing, so-indelibly-of-its-moment brand of stardom she always represented for me. I’m never quite sure how best to pay tribute to actors who’ve become so familiar over the years through their work. Watching a Charlie’s Angels rerun wouldn’t seem to really do it—though the show is still a guaranteed way to make me smile. Perhaps the best memorial for her was opened in Los Angeles today—the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which is dedicated to funding research into alternative cancer treatments. Did you think about Fawcett today? And how specifically are you remembering her?