Sunday, January 16, 2011

Anne Francis Meets her Lord

For those regular to Farrightgirl blog and twitter space many have recognized the source of the art logo. It is a line drawing of the kitten with a whip Honey West as protrayed by the beloved actress Anne Francis. It is with heavy heart I have to let you know that the lovely inside and out Anne Francis has gone to be with our lord Jesus in Heaven early in this new year. Rest in Peace lovely Ms. Francis and comfort and prayers for her lovely family. Below is the official statement from her family.

January 2, 2011 Montecito, California - Born on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, NY Anne Francis passed away early this evening at the age of 80. With friends and family by her side she passed peacefully due to complications from a recent diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer; Anne had successfully battled Lung Cancer in 2007-08. She leaves behind 2 loving daughters; Maggie and Jane, son in law Rob and grandson Brian. Anne will be greatly missed by her friends and family as well as a world of admirers. Known to many for her outstanding performances as Honey West and for her role in the Forbidden Planet; countless movies and television programs for over 70 years she leaves behind a legacy. Aside from being a pioneer for women in television Anne was also the first single woman to adopt a baby (Maggie) in 1970; a true inspiration.

The family of Anne Francis would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the devoted friends and fans who have loved and supported Anne throughout her life. We miss our beloved Mom and Grandma, but we know she is with God, and all is well. We wish you all the best on your journey through life, and, as Anne would say, “Go well”.

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