Little House on the Prairie’:Alison Arngrim was told about Michael Landon's funeral in a strange way.

The cast of "Little House on the Prairie" was very sad when they heard that Michael Landon had died. Landon was supposed to be recognized in a private ceremony. Here's how Alison Arngrim found out in a strange way where the funeral would be held. 

Alison Arngrim didn't see Michael Landon before he died 

Arngrim worked with Landon for seven seasons as Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, but she couldn't find the strength to visit him in his last days. In her book Confessions of a Prairie B****, Arngrim says that many of her close friends died from AIDS. She says that she knew how people looked when they were about to die so well that she could tell how many days they had left. She didn't want Landon to see her and tell her to count. 

Arngrim "couldn't stand the thought" of watching the one person she "truly believed to be unbreakable" slowly die. When she heard about Landon's death, she called her former co-star Melissa Gilbert, who she says was "hysterical." Arngrim says that all she wanted to do was "drive to Gilbert's house and bring her a Slurpee." 

How Alison Arngrim found out about the details of Michael Landon's funeral 

Arngrim says that no one was told about the details of Landon's funeral because his family didn't want a big show for the media. The location of the services was not going to be made public. But news of the funeral got out, and the National Enquirer called Arngrim to tell her where the funeral was. Arngrim says that the National Enquirer "was always the first to know everything." 

Since the news spread, there were people from the media at Landon's funeral. Arngrim says that during the whole ceremony, there were five helicopters in the air. She said the ceremony was "beautiful" and that many famous people, like Nancy and Ronald Reagan, were there. 

The last interview with Michael Landon 

Landon told Johnny Carson and Life magazine in his last interviews that he was going to beat cancer. He told Life that he wanted to keep fighting because he wanted to be there for his wife and children. He told the publication that he might have been tempted to accept his cancer diagnosis if he didn't have a family, but he wanted to beat cancer so he could spend more time with his family. 

Landon got chemotherapy, but he also started a treatment that focused on what he ate and the vitamins he took. He began making carrot juice and eating more fruit and vegetables. One thing he didn't like about his new eating plan was that it changed the color of his skin. 

During an interview with the Associated Press, Landon made a joke about how carrots were making him turn orange. "Every time I eat or drink, I take digestive enzymes to make up for what my pancreas no longer makes. Then, once a day, I take a coffee enema, which is a tried-and-true way to calm an upset stomach. Yes, I'm completely full. I might add that it is organic coffee."


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