Farrah Fawcett's Will: $4.5M for Son, Nothing for Ryan O'Neal

"Charlie's Angels" actress did not include long-time love in her will.

August 3, 2009, 12:56 PM

Nov. 17, 2009 — -- Ryan O'Neal may have been the love of Farrah Fawcett's life, but their long-time romance evidently didn't qualify him for rights to her estate.

Fawcett, who died of cancer in June at age 62, did not name O'Neal in her will, a copy of which was obtained by RadarOnline. According to the document posted only, the couple's lone child together, Redmond Fawcett O'Neal, will receive the most cash of any person named in the will: $4.5 million. Fawcett also left $500,000 to her nephew, Gregory Walls; $500,000 to her father, James Fawcett; and $100,000 to ex-lover Gregory Lawrence Lott.

Representatives for Ryan O'Neal declined a request for comment from ABCNews.com.

Vanity Fair reported in September that before her death, Fawcett's will was a source of conflict between O'Neal and his oldest son, Griffin O'Neal. Ryan O'Neal told the magazine that he attempted to shoot his son at Fawcett's 60th birthday celebration.

"I could have hit him, but I missed," O'Neal told Vanity Fair contributing editor Leslie Bennetts. "Farrah was lying in bed, and she could hear it all -- fights swinging, gunshots. Welcome to the O'Neals'!"

Griffin claims O'Neal's proclamations of love for Fawcett in the days before her death -- O'Neal told Barbara Walters he planned to wed the ailing actress -- were all fake.

"All those crocodile tears," Griffin said. "My dad's only goal was to make sure he would be in the will. It was so disgustingly transparent as soon as he found out she was terminal. I consider him a vulture presiding over a carcass. Ryan thought he was going to get everything."

O'Neal said Fawcett was so heavily sedated at the end of her life, sometimes, she couldn't recognize him.

"When I got to the hospital last night, I said, 'Who am I?' She had that thousand-mile stare, and she said, 'Steve,'" O'Neal told Bennetts. "I turned to the nurse and said, 'Who's Steve?' the nurse said, 'He supplies the medications.'"

O'Neal Tried to Hit on Daughter Tatum

The Vanity Fair story spotlights O'Neal's regrets about how he handled his relationship with Fawcett -- she once walked in on him in bed with actress Leslie Stefanson, he told Bennetts -- as well as his misgivings about his relationships with his children, including Redmond, his son with Fawcett who's in a court-mandated rehab program, and Tatum, his Oscar-winning estranged daughter. O'Neal inadvertently hit on her at Fawcett's funeral.

"I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me," O'Neal told Bennetts. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me -- Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."

"That's our relationship in a nutshell," Tatum later told Bennetts. "You make of it what you will." She sighed. "It had been a few years since we'd seen each other, and he was always a ladies' man, a bon vivant."

Now that Fawcett's gone, O'Neal is apparently attempting to do right by her by helping Redmond stay on the road to recovery from his drug addiction. But he's not holding out hope that a higher power will reunite him with Fawcett. He told Bennetts, "I believe this is heaven."

"I was thinking I'll get a motorcycle, because I'll get killed and then I can join her," O'Neal said. "But, then, I thought, no, I can't, because my son's in jail again."

With reports from ABC News' Alice Gomstyn.

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