Hollywood heartbreak on June 25, 2009 - the day icons Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died

On June 25, 2009, the entertainment world and fans endured a double heartbreaker - on that day

both actress Farrah Fawcett and pop superstar Michael Jackson died - roughly 12 hours apart.

Fawcett, who inspired millions of women to copy her feather-cut hairdo, fought with every fiber of her being when she was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006.

The actress and model was declared cancer-free in 2007 but then found out it had spread to her liver.

As the news spread on June 25, 2009, that Jackson had died, his music soared to the top of the charts

Jackson suffered cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009, at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles,

after receiving the anesthetic propofol from Dr. Conrad Murray. Jackson was 50 years old.

At the time, he was preparing for a 50-show comeback tour called “This Is It.”

The New York Times called Jackson “the Peter Pan of pop music: the little boy who refused to grow up.”

“Jackson was battling an addiction to prescription drugs, riddled with self-doubt and deeply in debt,” according to biography.com.

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