Silverman ; Champ Clark June 25, Entertainment Weekly. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in  and began treatment that included chemotherapy and surgery. The inclusion of Michael Jackson in the montage, someone who was not primarily known for his film roles, only added to the controversy. Los Angeles Times.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Fawcett's elder sister, Diane Fawcett Walls, died of lung cancer just before her 63rd birthday, on October 16, Peabody Awards.