O'Neal and Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, is currently behind bars for a drug-related probation violation, but the 24-year-old was allowed to visit with his mother for what might be his final goodbye.
"He crawled into bed with her in his jail jumpsuit and his shackles on, and he cuddled with his mother and cried," Ryan O'Neal told People magazine. O'Neal told Redmond not to rattle his shackles and to hide them from his mother.
Redmond is said to be terrified for his mother, but Fawcett remains hopeful that her fight for medical privacy might be part of her legacy.
"I'm holding onto the hope that there is some reason that I got cancer and there is something," Fawcett said. "I might not be very clear to me right now, but that I will do."