“He was funny and charming”

By Eve Buckland and Heidi Parker for Dailymail.com

23:22 08 December 2023, updated 00:23 09 December 2023



Barbra Streisand and Mia Farrow have paid emotional tributes to Ryan O’Neill following his death aged 82.

The iconic Hollywood star’s death was confirmed by his son Patrick on Friday afternoon in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

Streisand, 81, who starred with O’Neill in What’s Up Doc? in 1972 and Main Event in 1975 shared a throwback photo of the pair and praised the “charming star”.

She wrote: “So sad to hear the news of Ryan O’Neill’s passing.

“We did two movies together, What’s Up Doc? and the Main Event. He was funny and charming and will be remembered.

Barbra Streisand paid emotional tribute to two-time co-star Ryan O’Neill after his death aged 82
Hollywood actor O’Neill’s passing was confirmed by his son Patrick on Friday afternoon; seen in 2000

O’Neal’s Peyton Place co-star Mia Farrow, 78, shared sweet throwback photos of the pair

In his message, Patrick wrote: “So this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to say, but here it is,” he began.

“My father passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side, supporting him and loving him as he would us.”

O’Neal’s Peyton Place co-star Mia Farrow, 78, shared sweet throwback photos of the pair and wrote: “Rest in peace dear Ryan.”

O’Neal was last seen being lifted into his vehicle from a wheelchair by an aide in Brentwood, California on November 6, 2023. Ryan was carried down the sidewalk and had two security guards lift him into the front seat of his car. lifting it from under his arm.

O’Neal is best known for his films in the 1970s, including Paper Moon, which also starred his daughter Tatum O’Neal.

He also worked with some of the top female stars of his time, such as Barbra Streisand What’s Up Doc and also The Main Event and Marissa Berenson on Barry Lyndon.

Ryan was nominated in 1970 for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his blockbuster Love Story with Allie McGraw.

Ryan was also known for his high-profile relationship with Charlie’s Angels actress Farrah Fawcett, which lasted for decades; they never married.

The two were partners from 1979 until 1997, after he stole the blonde beauty from her husband, Lee Majors of The Six Million Dollar Man fame.

Streisand, 81, stars with O’Neill in What’s Up Doc? in 1972
She wrote: “So sad to hear the news of Ryan O’Neill’s passing. “We did two movies together, What’s Up Doc? and the Main Event. He was funny and charming and will be remembered.”
O’Neal and Farrpw were seen in 1964 on the first season of Peyton Place
His son Patrick shared the sad news on social media on Friday afternoon. “So this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to say, but here it is,” he began. “My father passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side, supporting him and loving him as he would us.”

O’Neal was last seen being lifted from a wheelchair into his vehicle by an aide in Brentwood, California on November 6, 2023.

Ryan was wheeled down the sidewalk and had two guards help him into the front seat of his car by lifting him under his arm

The star looked slim wearing sunglasses and a green T-shirt

Together, they had a son named Redmond, 38, who had been in trouble with the law, even serving time in prison.

O’Neill was jailed in 2009 after he was found in possession of heroin during a routine security check at the detention center in Pitches, California. He was behind bars when his mother died of cancer in June 2009.

Redmond starred in Love Doesn’t Cost a Thing (2003), Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998) and Johnny Bravo (1997), but is not seen often these days.

Ryan has also romanced Ursula Andres, Bianca Jagger, Jacqueline Bisset, Streisand, Joan Collins and Diana Ross.

Ryan is survived by four children: Tatum O’Neill and Griffin O’Neill with Joanna Moore, Patrick O’Neill with Lee Taylor-Young and Redmond James Fawcett O’Neill with Fawcett.

And the star has five grandchildren.

His son posted a long note with a photo of a beach at sunset.

“This is very difficult for my wife Summer and I, but I will share some feelings to give you an idea of ​​what a great man he is,” he wrote.

“My dad, Ryan O’Neill, has always been my hero. I looked up to him and he was always larger than life. When I was born in 1967, my father was already a television star on Peyton Place.

Ryan was nominated in 1970 for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his blockbuster Love Story with Allie McGraw

The film was a huge hit thanks to the chemistry between Ryan and Ali

He also worked with some of the top female stars of the day such as Barbra Streisand in What’s Up, Doc (seen here in 1972)

Streisand and O’Neill also starred in the 1979 film The Main Event

“He met my mum Lee Taylor-Young there and about 9 months later (many more evenings or two dates) I was born,” he added.

“My father became an international movie star with ‘Love Story’ in the early 1970s, a decade he completely crushed with appearances in films like ‘What’s Up Doc?’, ‘Paper Moon,’ ” Barry Lyndon’, ‘A Bridge Too Far’, ‘The Main Event’ and The Driver.

“He’s a Hollywood legend. Point. The origin of the first name Ryan can be traced back to my father. this is a fact

“He was Rodney Harington on Peyton Place 3 days a week (he did 500 shows in 5 years) and then of course the Ryan name peaked after Love Story (the movie that saved Paramount Studios and earned my dad a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame).’

Ryan was also known for his high-profile relationship with Charlie’s Angels actress Farrah Fawcett, which lasted for decades; they never married. The two were partners from 1979 to 1997. Seen in 2004

They were the power couple of their time; seen in New York in 1983

Together, they had a son named Redmond, 38, who had been in trouble with the law, even serving time in prison. O’Neill was jailed in 2009 after he was found in possession of heroin during a routine security check at the detention center in Pitches, California. He was behind bars when his mother died of cancer in June 2009

O’Neill attends the Farrah Fawcett 5th Anniversary Reception at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation on June 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills

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