Ali MacGraw expresses her feelings about the passing of ‘Love Story’ Co-Star Ryan O’Neal: ‘I Will Miss Him and the Joyful Memories We Shared’

Ryan O’Neal, the legendary actor famous for his role in the classic film “Love Story,” is being remembered by his co-star Ali MacGraw, who described him as a “skilled actor” and “charming and funny.” O’Neal passed away at the age of 82, and his son, Patrick, confirmed the news on social media.

In her statement to ET, MacGraw expressed her sorrow and paid tribute to O’Neal, saying, “Working with Ryan, all those years ago, was one of the great experiences of my film career, and we remained friends ever after. He was a skilled actor, charming and funny too. I know that a huge part of my success was due to his generosity as my co-star.”

MacGraw also mentioned that she was aware of O’Neal’s declining health over the years, and she was not surprised to learn of his passing. She extended her heartfelt condolences to O’Neal’s four children and to those closest to him, emphasizing the impact he had on her career and the friendship they shared.

The iconic duo previously worked together in the 1970 romance film “Love Story,” which earned a spot on the American Film Institute’s Top 100 list of greatest love stories of all time. The movie received seven Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for Best Original Score.

One day after O’Neal’s passing, his daughter Tatum also broke her silence, expressing her profound sorrow and emphasizing the love and bond she shared with her father. The Oscar winner reflected on the special relationship she had with O’Neal and expressed gratitude for the positive terms on which they ended.

Ryan O’Neal’s legacy and impact on the film industry have left an enduring mark, especially through his memorable performance in “Love Story,” which continues to be cherished by audiences worldwide. His co-stars and family members continue to honor his memory and celebrate the contributions he made to the entertainment industry. O’Neal’s passing has elicited an outpouring of tributes and reflections on his life and career, demonstrating the lasting impact he had on those who knew him.


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