Farrah Fawcett's last word revealed by friends: 'She was saying his name'

Farrah Fawcett had one person on her mind as she left this earth: Her son.

June 25, 2019 marks ten years since Fawcett died at 62 years old, and according to a close friend who was by her side as she passed, she didn't waste her last word, People reports.

"She was saying his name, ‘Redmond,'" recalled Mela Murphy. "That was the last thing she said."

At the time of his mother's death due to anal cancer, Redmond was in his early 20s and was imprisoned on drug charges. He was Fawcett's only child, and she shared him with longtime love Ryan O'Neal, with whom she had an on-and-off relationship that spanned three decades.

"I told her I’d take care of him, that I’ll always be there for him," Murphy said. "I said, 'You can go now.' It was just a few hours before she died."

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VIPIX/©2006 RAMEY PHOTO EXCLUSIVE IMPORTANT!!! THESE PHOTOS ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE DEADLINE FOR PURCHASE 1PM EST December 8, 2006, Malibu, California RYAN O'NEAL and his son REDMOND he had with actress Farrah Fawcett are very close during a break at their gym session. Concerned over Farrahs illness, they seem very sad giving support to one another. AAAP/SV/VL/6120824 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ryan O'Neal (center), son Redmond and Farrah Fawcett (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actors Redmond O'Neal (L) and Ryan O'Neal (R) attend the 3rd annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 5, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Redmond O'Neal leaves court after his final progress report at LAX Courthouse on October 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. O'Neal will be placed on probation for drug related charges. If O'Neal violates the terms of his probation he could face a six-year jail sentence. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
BELLE PICTURES/©2008 RAMEY PHOTO Actor Ryan O'Neal taking a Sunday walk on the beach with his son Redmond. The actor had a very noticeable eye bruise... 102608 JMI (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
©2009 RAMEY PHOTO RYAN ONEAL GOES TO COURT TODAY IN MALIBU. RYAN AND SON, REDMOND, IN COURT TODAY IN MAILBU. RAYN ONEAL IS WITH HIS LAWYER - MARK WERKSMAN WILLAM J SLATTERY IS REDMOND'S LAWYER. 010909 PR (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Redmond O'Neal leaves court after a successful progress report on March 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Judge Keith Schwartz commended O'Neal for his progress in a drug treatment program and delayed sentencing O'Neal for a probation violation. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 02: Redmond O'Neal, son of Farrah Fawcett, attends a Farrah Fawcett memorabilia donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Fawcett died of cancer June 25, 2009. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
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Redmond has continued to face difficulties with the law in relation to his drug addictions. He has cited his parents' fame as the driving factor in his personal struggles.

O'Neal and Murphy were together in the hospital through that night, and Fawcett died in the morning.

Despite Fawcett's grim prognosis, her positive spirit had friends convinced she would beat the difficult disease. But ultimately, friends said, she accepted her fate, making small gestures to prepare herself and friends for her passing.

Toward the end, in her laundry room, "there were piles of my clothes that she’d borrowed, all folded," Murphy said. "Enough to fill a wardrobe box. That’s when I knew."

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 10: HARRY O - 'Double Jeopardy' - Season One - 2/13/1975, An aspiring actor persuades private detective Harry Orwell to protect him from a former syndicate boss who is convinced that the young man killed his daughter. Farrah Fawcett stars as flight attendant Sue Ingham, Harry's neighbor and sometime girlfriend., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1975 actress Farrah Fawcett poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1975 actress Farrah Fawcett poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1975 actress Farrah Fawcett poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1975 actress Farrah Fawcett poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
HARRY O - 'Double Jeopardy' - Season One - 2/13/1975 An aspiring actor persuades private detective Harry Orwell to protect him from a former syndicate boss who is convinced that the young man killed his daughter. Farrah Fawcett stars as flight attendant Sue Ingham, Harry's neighbor and sometime girlfriend. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: ABC MOVIE FOR TV - 'Murder on Flight 502' 1975 Sonny Bono, Farrah Fawcett (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: ABC MOVIE FOR TV - 'Small Sacrifices' 1989 Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: ABC MOVE OF THE WEEK - 'The Great American Beauty Contest' 1973 Farrah Fawcett (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
New York March 9th 1978. Farrah Fawcett at The Park Lane Hotel (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Portrait of American actress Farrah Fawcett dressed in a shirt as she sits and stretched her bare legs, early 1970s. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
American actress Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009), USA, 4th May 1970. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Getty Images)
American actress Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009), USA, 4th May 1970. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Farrah Fawcett in a pink lame blouse at a formal event; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
Actresses Raquel Welch and Farrah Fawcett in a scene from the movie 'Myra Breckinridge', 1970. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 01, 1980: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neil, Griffin O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal backstage at a Rolling Stones concert circa 1980 in Los Angeles, California.**EXCLUSIVE** (Photos by Brad Elterman/FilmMagic)
American actress Farrah Fawcett appears with married American singing and acting duo Sonny Bono (1935 - 1998) (born Salvatore Philip Bono) and Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere) in a skit for the television variety show 'The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour,' 1972. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Married American actors Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) (left) and Lee Majors pose together as they attend a party for ABC-TV screen celebrities, June 1971. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: ABC MOVE OF THE WEEK - 'The Great American Beauty Contest' 1973 Farrah Fawcett (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: ABC MOVE OF THE WEEK - 'The Great American Beauty Contest' 1973 Farrah Fawcett, Unknown Actresses (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
Just-married American actors Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors, along with Majors' son from a previous marriage, Lee Majors II, pose together at the reception following their marriage at the Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, July 28, 1973. (Photo by Fotos International/Max Miller/Getty Images)
THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN - 'The Peeping Blonde' - Airdate December 20, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) FARRAH FAWCETT
Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 08: CHARLIE'S ANGELS - 'Consenting Adults' - Season One - 12/8/76 Jill (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) mastered the skateboard as she eluded a racketeer's henchman. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
From left to right, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith of Charlie's Angels
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 13: Farrah Fawcett competes in the Tennis portion of 'The Battle Of The Network Stars that aired on November 13, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 07: Farrah Fawcett combing her hair on the set of Charlie's Angels. (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
American actress Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) smiles as she signs an autograph on the way out of the studio after taping an episode of the 'Merv Griffin Show,' November 1976. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)
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