Ryan O’Neal, the beloved actor known for his roles in “Love Story” and “Peyton Place,” has passed away. His son, Patrick, announced the news, stating that O’Neal died peacefully with his loving team by his side.

The cause of O’Neal’s death has not been disclosed, but the actor had been dealing with health issues for some time. In 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and in 2001, he was diagnosed with chronic leukemia.

O’Neal was not only a talented actor but also a heartthrob during his prime. Some of his notable films include “What’s Up, Doc?,” “Paper Moon,” “Barry Lyndon,” “A Bridge Too Far,” “The Main Event,” and “The Driver.”

One of O’Neal’s most memorable roles was in the film “Love Story,” for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 1970. The film, known for its iconic line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” solidified O’Neal’s status as a Hollywood star.

In addition to his successful acting career, O’Neal was known for his relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. The two were life partners from 1979 to 1997 and reconnected between 2001 and 2009 until Fawcett’s passing. O’Neal’s son, Patrick, mentioned that his father always had bragging rights when it came to Farrah, as everyone had her poster, but he had the real McCoy. Now, they will be reunited once again.

O’Neal’s legacy extends beyond his on-screen achievements. He shared the big screen with his daughter, Tatum O’Neal, in the film “Paper Moon,” creating a special bond between them.

Throughout his life, O’Neal had relationships with several beautiful and talented women, including Ursula Andress, Barbra Streisand, Bianca Jagger, Jacqueline Bisset, Joan Collins, and Diana Ross. His heartthrob status was undeniable, and he captured the hearts of many.

Ryan O’Neal leaves behind four children and five grandchildren. At the age of 82, he has left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. May he rest in peace, knowing that his talent and charm will never be forgotten.

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