Ryan O'Neal death: Barbra Streisand and Mia Farrow lead tributes
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Barbra Streisand and Mia Farrow paid emotionals tribute Ryan O’Neal 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’Neal in What’s Up Doc? in 1972 and The Main Event in 1975 shared a throwback snap of the pair and lauded the ‘charming star.’

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

‘We made two films together, What’s Up, Doc? and The Main Event. He was funny and charming, and he will be remembered.’

Barbra Streisand has paid an emotional tribute to her two-time co-star Ryan O'Neal following his death aged 82

Barbra Streisand has paid an emotional tribute to her two-time co-star Ryan O'Neal following his death aged 82

Barbra Streisand has paid an emotional tribute to her two-time co-star Ryan O’Neal following his death aged 82

Hollywood actor O'Neal's passing was confirmed by son Patrick  on Friday afternoon; seen in 2000

Hollywood actor O'Neal's passing was confirmed by son Patrick  on Friday afternoon; seen in 2000

Hollywood actor O’Neal’s passing was confirmed by son Patrick  on Friday afternoon; seen in 2000

O'Neal's Peyton Place costar Mia Farrow, 78, shared sweet throwback snaps of the pair

O'Neal's Peyton Place costar Mia Farrow, 78, shared sweet throwback snaps of the pair

O’Neal’s Peyton Place costar Mia Farrow, 78, shared sweet throwback snaps of the pair

Sharon Stone also paid tribute with a black-and-white photo of O’Neal from his later years. 

‘It’s w deep sadness I post this. RIP Ryan O’Neal,’ she wrote, adding a heart emoji.

In his post announcing his father’s death, Patrick wrote: ‘So this is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to say but here we go,’ he began.

‘My dad 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 costar Mia Farrow, 78, shared sweet throwback snaps of the pair and wrote: ‘Rest in peace dear Ryan.’

O’Neal was last seen being aided into his vehicle from a wheelchair by a helper in Brentwood, California on November 6, 2023. Ryan was wheeled down the sidewalk and had two caretakers got him into the front seat of his car, lifting him from under his arm. 

O’Neal was best known for his movies in the 1970s, which included Paper Moon that co-starred his daughter Tatum O’Neal.

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

Sharon Stone also paid tribute with a black-and-white photo of O'Neal from his later years. 'It's w deep sadness I post this. RIP Ryan O'Neal,' she wrote, adding a heart emoji

Sharon Stone also paid tribute with a black-and-white photo of O'Neal from his later years. 'It's w deep sadness I post this. RIP Ryan O'Neal,' she wrote, adding a heart emoji

Sharon Stone also paid tribute with a black-and-white photo of O’Neal from his later years. ‘It’s w deep sadness I post this. RIP Ryan O’Neal,’ she wrote, adding a heart emoji

Streisand, 81, starred with O'Neal in What's Up Doc? in 1972

Streisand, 81, starred with O'Neal in What's Up Doc? in 1972

Streisand, 81, starred with O’Neal in What’s Up Doc? in 1972

She wrote: ' So sad to hear the news of Ryan O’Neal’s passing. 'We made two films together, What’s Up, Doc? and The Main Event. He was funny and charming, and he will be remembered'

She wrote: ' So sad to hear the news of Ryan O’Neal’s passing. 'We made two films together, What’s Up, Doc? and The Main Event. He was funny and charming, and he will be remembered'

She wrote: ‘ So sad to hear the news of Ryan O’Neal’s passing. ‘We made two films together, What’s Up, Doc? and The Main Event. He was funny and charming, and he will be remembered’

O'Neal and Farrpw are seen in 1964 in season one of Peyton Place

O'Neal and Farrpw are seen in 1964 in season one of Peyton Place

O’Neal and Farrpw are seen in 1964 in season one of Peyton Place

His son Patrick shared the sad news on social media on Friday afternoon. 'So this is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to say but here we go,' he began. 'My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving him as he would us'

His son Patrick shared the sad news on social media on Friday afternoon. 'So this is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to say but here we go,' he began. 'My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving him as he would us'

His son Patrick shared the sad news on social media on Friday afternoon. ‘So this is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to say but here we go,’ he began. ‘My dad 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 aided into his vehicle from a wheelchair by helper in Brentwood, California on November 6, 2023

O'Neal was last seen being aided into his vehicle from a wheelchair by helper in Brentwood, California on November 6, 2023

O’Neal was last seen being aided into his vehicle from a wheelchair by helper in Brentwood, California on November 6, 2023

Ryan was wheeled down the sidewalk and had two caretakers that aided him into the front seat of his car, lifting him from under his arm

Ryan was wheeled down the sidewalk and had two caretakers that aided him into the front seat of his car, lifting him from under his arm

Ryan was wheeled down the sidewalk and had two caretakers that aided him into the front seat of his car, lifting him from under his arm

The star looked slender as he wore sunglasses and a green T-shirt

The star looked slender as he wore sunglasses and a green T-shirt

The star looked slender as he wore sunglasses and a green T-shirt

Ryan was nominated in 1970 for a Best Actor Oscar for his blockbuster film Love Story with Ali MacGraw.

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

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

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

O’Neal was jailed in 2009 after he was found in possession of heroin during a routine security check at the Pitchess Detention Center, California. He was behind bars when his mother died from cancer in June, 2009.

Redmond has acted in the films Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003), The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998) and Johnny Bravo (1997), but is not often seen these days.

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

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

And the star has five grandchildren.

His son posted a lengthy note with the photo 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 how great a man he is,’ he wrote.

‘My father Ryan O’Neal has always been my hero. I looked up to him and he was always bigger than life. When I was born in 1967 my dad was already a TV star on Peyton Place. 

Ryan was nominated in 1970 for a Best Actor Oscar for his blockbuster film Love Story with Ali MacGraw

Ryan was nominated in 1970 for a Best Actor Oscar for his blockbuster film Love Story with Ali MacGraw

Ryan was nominated in 1970 for a Best Actor Oscar for his blockbuster film Love Story with Ali MacGraw

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

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

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

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

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

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

Streisand and O'Neal also starred in the 1979 film The Main Event

Streisand and O'Neal also starred in the 1979 film The Main Event

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

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

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

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

They were the power couple of their day; seen in NYC in 1983

They were the power couple of their day; seen in NYC in 1983

They were the power couple of their day; seen in NYC in 1983

Together they had a son named Redmond, 38, who had trouble with the law, even serving time in jail. O'Neal was jailed in 2009 after he was found in possession of heroin during a routine security check at the Pitchess Detention Center, California. He was behind bars when his mother died from cancer in June, 2009

Together they had a son named Redmond, 38, who had trouble with the law, even serving time in jail. O'Neal was jailed in 2009 after he was found in possession of heroin during a routine security check at the Pitchess Detention Center, California. He was behind bars when his mother died from cancer in June, 2009

Together they had a son named Redmond, 38, who had trouble with the law, even serving time in jail. O’Neal was jailed in 2009 after he was found in possession of heroin during a routine security check at the Pitchess Detention Center, California. He was behind bars when his mother died from cancer in June, 2009

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

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

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

‘That’s where he met my mom Leigh Taylor-Young, and about 9 months later (give or take a date night or two) I was born,’ he added.

‘My dad became an international movie star with Love Story at the beginning of the 1970’s, a decade he absolutely crushed by starring in movies like What’s Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, Barry Lyndon, A Bridge Too Far, The Main Event, and The Driver.

‘He is a Hollywood legend. Full stop. The growth spurt of the first name Ryan can be traced back to my dad. That’s a fact.

‘He was Rodney Harrington on Peyton Place 3 days a week (he starred in 500 shows over 5 years) and then of course the name Ryan peaked after Love Story (the film that saved Paramount Studios and earned my dad a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame).’

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