Officials are now waiting on toxicology results to get further information.
We hope his friends and family get some closure with this sad passing.
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Craig Nevius has been after Ryan O'Neal for years about a painting done by Andy Warhol (valued at $30 mil) of the late Farrah Fawcett.
Nevius claims, because Farrah left all of her art collection to the University of Texas, that Ryan stole the Warhol and has kept it illegally.
Ryan says that because Andy was a close friend, the painting was actually given to him, and because of all the things that Nevius has claimed, Ryan is entitled to defamation damages:
Last month, "Good Morning America" and Star Magazine ran stories that O'Neal was being investigated for theft — something O'Neal calls "false, malicious and defamatory."
The stories triggered a demand from the University of Texas that O'Neal turn the portrait over, stat.
O'Neal says Nevius has been wretched for years, selling medical information about Farrah to the tabloids as she battled cancer. He says he's suffered "humiliation, mental anguish and emotional distress," and he's been damaged in excess of $1 million.
Has he really cause that amount of pain to you, Ryan, or is this your way of telling him to back off? Just because people are pestering you doesn't mean you're experiencing $1 mil+ of that.
The real question is: who's telling the truth here? Wasn't there an exact list of Farrah's art to be given away? Where's that? Why WOULDN'T there be??
Do U think Ryan has grounds to sue? Who is telling the truth here?!
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In Farrah Fawcett's last will and testament, she promised TWO Andy Warhol silkscreen portraits to The University of Texas, but so far…they've only gotten ONE!
Where could the deceased actress' missing artwork worth $30 million possibly be?
Right where a lot of people may have expected it to be — in Ryan O'Neal's possession!
Despite the 70-year-old actor's claims that he has made every effort to honor Fawcett's requests, the University has hired a private investigator to track down the painting after being tipped off it may be in the O'Neal's possession.
What source leaked these bold accusations? Ryan O'Neal's OWN reality show!
The valuable portrait can be seen above the actor's bed in the FIRST EPISODE of Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals.
Here's a tip for any amateur thief who's also seeking fame: If you're going to steal something and get away with it, don't let camera's for your reality show capture it hanging above your bed!
Even though that is pret-ty undeniable evidence, his own daughter even gives him away! In Tatum O'Neal's new book, Found: A Daughter's Journey Home, she mentions the portrait in question, writing:
"On every wall, there are pictures of us and the rest of the family in our golden days. The original poster from Paper Moon, Andy Warhol's portrait of Farrah."
We'd say the evidence is stacked pretty high against Mr. O'Neal, but yet his reps still claim, "All of Farrah's wishes expressed in her will have been fulfilled."
Innerestingly enough, she didn't leave her Ryan ANYTHING in her will either! Maybe he figured she owed him something and thought people wouldn't notice if he just took this little, tiny, $30 million piece of artwork?
Let's hope Ryan fesses up before things get ugly for him!
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Sounds to us like Ryan and Tatum's relationship is VERY FAR from being repaired. We'll see what Oprah can pull off with the new show, but at the moment it seems like there is A LOT more work to be done.
And as far as Ryan's comments about Farrah's death…all we can say is "harsh."
What did U think about everything Ryan had to say during his interview? Overall, do U agree with him? Or is he totally off?
Maybe she'll whip out the REAL magic during season two!
Yesterday, we learned all about a new reality show on Oprah's OWN network entitled Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals.
We were glad to hear they were making the effort, but we were skeptical about the fact that they feel the need to work out their problems on a reality show, and now it looks like Ryan is skeptical as well.
Here's what Ryan had to say about the show:
"I thought that was the thing – that Oprah would be there and use her magic on us. I thought she’d bless us and that would help. We spent New Year’s Even with her, and she was very encouraging. Then we never saw her again. And haven’t heard from her. When she finished her show, I supposed she’d come by and talk to us, but they said no, she’s going on holiday. So Tatum and I were left to deal with each other on our own."
"We’re OK, but I don’t know."
These things take time, Ryan. We agree, it would have been nice if Oprah were more hands-on during this process, but when it comes down to it, you've gotta be committed to repairing your relationship with your daughter because it's important to YOU.
Think about it!
What do U think? Will Ryan and Tatum fully repair their relationship? Will it make for a good reality show?