Actor Ryan O’Neal, Star Of ‘Love Story,’ Dies At 82

Ryan O'Neal
  • Ryan O’Neal, the prolific actor who made headlines for his troubled relationship with Farrah Fawcett and his estrangement from his children, has died. He was 82.
  • His son, 56-year-old actor Patrick O’Neal, confirmed the news on social media according to TMZ, “So this is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to say but here we go. My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving him as he would us.”
  • His first big acting break came in 1964 as Rodney Harrington in the TV drama “Peyton Place.” That led to several movie credits, including his first leading film role in 1969’s “The Big Bounce.”
  • His other notable works include “Love Story,” “What’s Up, Doc?,” “Paper Moon,” “Barry Lyndon,” “A Bridge Too Far” and, “The Main Event.”