VIDEO: Ryan O’Neal Says Life’s Hard Without Farrah Fawcett, Redmond Making Progress

Farrah Fawcett’s longtime love Ryan O’Neal appeared on The Today Show Thursday to talk about the late Charlie’s Angel star, who died a year ago Friday after a valiant battle against  cancer.

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“I miss her — we all miss her,” O’Neal said, noting that living without Fawcett has been harder that he thought it would be.

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When Today host Meredith Vieira asked him about the progress of the couple’s son Redmond — who was incarcerated on drug charges at the time of his mother’s  death on  June 25, 2009 — O’Neal said, “I’m extremely relieved and gratified by his progress in the last year,” and that Fawcett “would be proud of him” if she were alive today.

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O’ Neal commented that he thinks the positive changes for Redmond, who he said is currently in a sober-living facility in Pasadena, California, are due to a deathbed promise he made to his ailing mother last year.

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“He was thunderstruck to lose her, he was really scared and he turned his life around immediately — immediately,” O’Neil said. “I’ve never seen such focus and success,” noting that Redmond is due to make his first trip to Fawcett’s grave site soon.

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