Farrah Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, is told of her death in jail, will attend funeral [Updated]
Farrah Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, learned of his mother's death while serving time in the L.A. County jail. Officials sent a chaplain and a grief counselor, accompanied by a sheriff's deputy, to break the news, according to L.A. County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
"He's doing well, considering the circumstances," Whitmore said.
O'Neal will be allowed to attend his mother's funeral, he added. A similar court-approved visit was allowed when Fawcett fell ill in April.
Redmond O'Neal's three-hour visit with his mother in April took place at Fawcett's home and was supervised by a sergeant and a deputy, costing $1,285, and was paid for by the family, Whitmore said.
[Updated at 1:30 p.m.: Redmond O'Neal was allowed to speak by phone to his father from jail about his mother's death.]
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department