Ryan O'Neal: I Look at Farrah in Awe

There is so much sadness right now surrounding Farrah Fawcett. I'm feeling drained by it -- I can't even imagine the toll it's taking on the actress and her loved ones.

Ryan O'Neal sat down with Meredith Vieira and, in just this short clip, your heart will break. Ryan tells Meredith about Farrah's last visit with her son, Redmond, who is currently in jail.

Red was brought to the house "like he was John Dillinger," in shackles and chains, Ryan said. "When you go into her," he told his son, "don't rattle your chains."

Ryan says Farrah isn't aware of her son's troubles. "She doesn't know ... she just holds him."

But Ryan says he has been floored by Farrah's will, battling her cancer like a champ, calling her "extraordinary" and a role model for those learning to cope.

"In the last two years, I loved her more than I've ever loved her - ever. She's so much more of a woman and powerful, courageous, fearless, all those adjectives. I look at her with awe."

My heart is in my throat.

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