Ryan O’Neal Dies: ‘Love Story’ & ‘Peyton Place’ Actor Was 82

What's Up Doc?, Ryan O'Neal, 1972
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Ryan O’Neal, the actor known for his Oscar-nominated role in the tearjerker film Love Story, has died. He was 82 years old.

According to O’Neal’s son, Patrick, the actor died Friday, December 12. No cause of death has been revealed, but the actor had previously been diagnosed with chronic leukemia in 2001 and battled prostate cancer in 2012. In a sweet tribute, Patrick wrote on Instagram, “Ryan was a very generous man who has always been there to help his loved ones for decade upon decade. Those same people are heartbroken today and will be for a long time.”