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Goodbye to Ryan O’Neal

Ryan O’Neal died this Friday, December 8 in Los Angeles, surrounded by his team and his family. The cause of his death, at the age of 82, has not been reported, although it is known that in 2001 he suffered from leukemia and in 2012, grade four prostate cancer.

The actor will always be remembered as the protagonist of the drama ‘Love Story’, which swept the box office in 1970. He earned an Oscar nomination, which he lost to George C. Scott for ‘Patton’. Before that he had directed more than 500 episodes of the television series ‘Peyton Place’. And after that, other well-known films of the 70s would await, such as ‘Paper Moon’, the hilarious ‘What’s wrong, Doctor’ with Barbra Streisand, and ‘Barry Lyndon’, directed by Stanley Kubrick. O’Neal continued working in successive decades, for example in the series ‘Bones’.

His private life was also highly commented on, which included a marriage to the actress Joanna Moore (one of his sons, Griffin, was sentenced to social work for driving a boat that suffered an accident and in which his son died at the age of 23. Francis Ford Coppola) and an on-again, off-again relationship with Farrah Fawcett. He was with her when he died in 2009.

In 2007, O’Neal was accused of attacking his son Griffin with a weapon during a family fight at the actor’s home. His daughter Tatum and actress Angelica Houston also claimed to have been mistreated by him.

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