All About Ryan O’Neal: His Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows, Cause Of Death, Obituary, Wikipedia, Biography

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What happened to actor Ryan O’Neal? Farrah Fawcett’s partner passes confirmed dead aged 82. How he died, his fortune, career, and untold facts explored.

Ryan O’Neal had a successful career in the entertainment industry that spanned decades.

He was an American actor known for several movie credits and also for his relationship with late actress Farrah Leni Fawcett.

In December 2023, the world learned about his death, which was a great loss to Hollywood. Following the tragic news about his passing, many want to know more about his net worth, cause of death, and other biography facts. Keep reading for more.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Ryan O’Neal
Net Worth:$30 million
Full Real Name:Charles Patrick Ryan O’Neal
Date of Birth:April 20, 1941
Birthplace:Los Angeles, California, United States
Died:December 8, 2023 (Aged 82)
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Ryan O'Neal as Frank Post in the 1971 Western film Wild Rovers
Ryan O’Neal as Frank Post in the 1971 Western film Wild Rovers. The actor has died at the age of 82. Credit: Getty – Contributor

What was actor Ryan O’Neal’s cause of death?

Legendary actor Ryan O’Neal has died at the age of 82.

The Love Story and Peyton Place actor’s son, Patrick O’Neal, announced the sad news on Friday.

“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,” Patrick posted to Instagram.

“My father Ryan O’Neal has always been my hero. I looked up to him and he was always bigger than life,” Patrick wrote.

The actor fought his own battle against cancer for many years, although the cause of his death has not yet been released.

Ryan was first diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in 2001.

He was later diagnosed with stage two prostate cancer.

In 2012, the actor told Reuters: “Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery.

“I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular check-ups, as early detection is the best defense against this horrible disease that has afflicted so many,” he added.

Ryan (pictured in his younger days) was best known for his roles in Love Story and Peyton's Place
Ryan (pictured in his younger days) was best known for his roles in Love Story and Peyton’s Place. Credit: Getty

Who was Ryan O Neal?

Charles Patrick Ryan O’Neal was born on April 20, 1941, in Los Angeles, California.

He was a legendary actor who began his tenure in Hollywood as a stand-in and stuntman.

He found fame on the hugely popular nighttime soap opera Peyton Place and later channeled it into a film career.

O’Neal was most notably known for his role as Oliver Barrett IV, a wealthy Harvard University law student, in the 1970 tearjerker Love Story.

The Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee also starred in the Western film Wild Rovers in 1971 and What’s Up, Doc? in 1972.

O’Neal acted in the comedy and crime movie Paper Moon in 1973 with his daughter Tatum O’Neal, making Tatum the youngest person to win an Academy Award at just 10 years old.

He was married twice: first to actress Joanna Moore from 1963 to 1967 and then to actress Leigh Taylor-Young from 1967 to 1974.

He dated Farrah Fawcett (pictured right) on and off for many years
He dated Farrah Fawcett (pictured right) on and off for many years. Credit: Getty

He was also in an off-and-on relationship with Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett for three decades, though the pair never wed.

Their relationship spanned three decades.

Fawcett died of cancer at the age of 62 in 2009.

The couple had a son together, Redmond O’Neal, in 1985.

Ryan has three other adult children: Griffin, Tatum, and Redmond.

Ryan’s son Patrick referenced his father’s relationship with Fawcett in a separate Instagram post on Friday.

“Ryan never bragged, but he has bragging rights in Heaven. Especially when it comes to Farrah.

“Everyone had the poster, he had the real McCoy. And now they meet again.

“Farrah and Ryan. He has missed her terribly. What an embrace that must be. Together again,” he wrote.

Ryan (pictured) had a long battle with cancer, although the cause of his death has not yet been confirmed
Ryan (pictured) had a long battle with cancer, although the cause of his death has not yet been confirmed. Credit: Getty

What is Ryan O Neal’s net worth?

Actor O Neal, who had been in the entertainment industry for over 50 years, accumulated an impressive fortune.

At the time of his death, Ryan O Neal had an estimated net worth of $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He accrued his money from his years of work as an actor as well as other endeavors.

His fame began to fade as the 1970s drew to a close, but he later returned to TV as a recurring character on Fox’s series, Bones, which aired from 2005 to 2017.