The actor, most famous for her role on the 1970s TV show
Fawcett played private investigator Jill Munroe in the
Her movie roles include The Cannonball Run, Man of the
Her long-time companion Ryan O'Neal spent most of his time of late with Fawcett, recently telling US reporter
"I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed," O'Neal said.
O'Neal spoke to Walters as 62-year-old Fawcett continued to struggle for survival after being diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2006. The cancer then spread to her liver.
He has been in the public eye as Fawcett's health condition deteriorated, tearfully talking to television shows and magazines about her cancer ahead of a heart-wrenching video diary, Farrah's Story, which was broadcast in May.
The couple has one son, Redmond O'Neal, who was shown in Fawcett's video diary being released from drugs-related jail time to visit his bedridden mother.