Tatum O’Neal, 60, reacted to her father, Ryan O’Neal‘s dying on December eight 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 dying. “I really feel nice sorrow with my father‘s passing,” Tatum instructed the outlet. “He meant the world to me. I beloved him very a lot and know he beloved me too.”
The Paper Moon actress expressed her gratitude for making amends with Ryan forward of his passing. “I’ll miss him perpetually and I really feel very fortunate that we ended on such good phrases,” she concluded. Information of the late Love Story star’s dying broke on December eight 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 right now, together with his loving crew by his aspect supporting him and loving him as he would us,” the 56-year-old started within the caption of a sundown picture. “That is very troublesome for my spouse Summer season and I, however I’ll share some emotions to present you an thought of how nice a person he’s.” Ryan welcomed his son together with his second spouse, Leigh Taylor-Younger, within the late 1960s.
Patrick referred to as his late dad his “hero” and praised him for being a “legend” in Hollywood. “My father Ryan O’Neal has all the time been my hero. I appeared as much as him and he was all the time greater than life,” he continued. “He’s a Hollywood legend. Full cease. The expansion spurt of the primary title Ryan might be traced again to my dad. That’s a truth.” He concluded his publish 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 uncommon picture along with her dad (see above). “Completely satisfied birthday dad I like you,” she captioned the candy snapshot of them collectively. Within the picture, the previous little one actress sat alongside Ryan on the sting of the mattress. They each smiled huge for the digicam, and followers took to the feedback thread. “Nice image of you each,” one admirer wrote, whereas one other added, “Stunning picture.”
Ryan was a proud dad to 4 youngsters from three totally different relationships. He welcomed his son, Griffin O’Neal, together with his first spouse, Joanna Moore, in 1964. Joanna additionally gave beginning 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 little one, 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 dying in 2009.