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Ryan O’Neal's Daughter Tatum O’Neal Reacts to His Death at 82
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Tatum O’Neal, 60, reacted to her father, Ryan O’Neal‘s demise on December 8 with a uncommon assertion launched to PEOPLE. The Intercourse and The Metropolis alum remembered the late actor with an emotional sentiment and revealed the place their relationship stood on the time of his demise. “I really feel nice sorrow with my father‘s passing,” Tatum instructed the outlet. “He meant the world to me. I liked him very a lot and know he liked me too.”

The Paper Moon actress expressed her gratitude for making amends with Ryan forward of his passing. “I’ll miss him ceaselessly and I really feel very fortunate that we ended on such good phrases,” she concluded. Information of the late Love Story star’s demise broke on December 8 when his son, Patrick O’Neal, confirmed the information by way of his Instagram with a press release.

“So that is the hardest factor I’ve ever needed to say however right here we go. My dad handed away peacefully in the present day, together with his loving group by his aspect supporting him and loving him as he would us,” the 56-year-old started within the caption of a sundown photograph. “That is very troublesome for my spouse Summer season and I, however I’ll share some emotions to provide you an concept of how nice a person he’s.” Ryan welcomed his son together with his second spouse, Leigh Taylor-Younger, within the late Sixties.

Patrick referred to as his late dad his “hero” and praised him for being a “legend” in Hollywood. “My father Ryan O’Neal has at all times been my hero. I appeared as much as him and he was at all times larger than life,” he continued. “He’s a Hollywood legend. Full cease. The expansion spurt of the primary identify Ryan could be traced again to my dad. That’s a truth.” He concluded his put up by highlighting Ryan’s 1970 movie, Love Story, starring Ali MacGraw, and claimed that it “saved Paramount Studios.”

Forward of Ryan’s passing, Tatum additionally took to Instagram on April 21 to share a rare photo along with her dad (see above). “Comfortable birthday dad I like you,” she captioned the candy snapshot of them collectively. Within the photograph, the previous youngster actress sat alongside Ryan on the sting of the mattress. They each smiled large for the digital camera, and followers took to the feedback thread. “Nice image of you each,” one admirer wrote, whereas one other added, “Stunning photograph.”

Ryan was a proud dad to 4 youngsters from three completely different relationships. He welcomed his son, Griffin O’Neal, together with his first spouse, Joanna Moore, in 1964. Joanna additionally gave delivery to Tatum the 12 months prior. Later, Ryan turned a father to a few youngsters when he welcomed Patrick with Leigh. Lastly, he welcomed his fourth and youngest youngster, Redmond O’Neal, with the late actress Farrah Fawcett, in 1985. Ryan and Farrah by no means married however had been famously linked to one another from 1979 till her demise in 2009.

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