O'Neal: Dead Farrah Talks to Me
In fact, she gave him permission to appear on NBC yesterday
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2013 9:05 AM CST
This March 5, 1989 file photo shows actors Ryan O'Neal, left, and Farrah Fawcett at the premiere of the film. "Chances Are," in New York.   (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, file)

(Newser) – Ryan O'Neal appeared on the Today show yesterday to chat about his legal coup regarding an Andy Warhol silkscreen of Farrah Fawcett. It wasn't exactly a dry, legalese-filled chat. Instead, O'Neal revealed that Fawcett granted him permission to appear on the show that very morning, because, you know, he talks to her. "She said I could do it," he explained. "I talked to her this morning."

O'Neal said he was having minor skin cancer surgery when he learned that the case had ended in his favor, not that of the University of Texas (which Fawcett bequeathed all her art to; more on the case here). His son Patrick "texted me. I was lying on an operating table. There was blood running down the side of my face and then there were tears running down the side of my face mixing with the blood. It was a pretty amazing moment for me." He also went on to say that the school went after the painting in the first place because "I have enemies, and one of them sent 90 emails to the regents there, said I stole it."

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Jan 2, 2014 7:29 PM CST
I wasn't there so I cannot speculate on whether she did or did not speak to him or if he does speak to her daily, I just wonder why Farrah left him nothing in the will and chose to leave all artwork including his to her alma mater! The story he gave to the interviewee is one and the same he gave to the courts which enabled him to keep the silkscreen, the jury also awarded him the heart table cloth designed by the late Mr. Warhol as well, and the school is in possession of it and Mr. O'neal has expressed that he wants this back as well, he insists none will be sold despite both are worth a small fortune, and the school states they are just trying to honor Farrah if so I would think they could have come to terms better than legal!
Dec 31, 2013 5:56 PM CST
The Sick have spoken here. They most probably belong to GLAAD.
Dec 31, 2013 5:52 PM CST
Sadness and love eternal manifests in many forms. I believe he truly loved her. "If you cannot speak well of someone, remain silent." "The evil one does lives long after Death while the good lies interred in their bones." I believe Shakespeare wrote that. ~Rick Magee, "MOLON LABE"