Farrah Fawcett had the bad luck to pass away the same day as Michael Jackson, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about her, now that we've been disappointed by This Is It. Today we learn that Farrah left the majority of her estate to her son, Redmond, and gave bequests to her college boyfriend, her father, and her nephew, but did not include her longtime partner, Ryan O'Neal, in her will.
Farrah and Ryan had an on-and-off love affair for nearly 30 years, starting when they met in 1980. They separated in the '90s and reunited a few years ago. Ryan was among those at Farrah's side when she passed away in June. Now, thanks to Radar Online, we learn that Farrah was not able to die at home, as she'd wished, and that she may have been aware of her family's suspicions that Ryan was back in the picture only to be included in Farrah's will. Farrah Fawcett Passes; Ryan O'Neal's Statement
Redmond inherits about $4.5 million, according to Radar. The 24-year-old has a long history of drug abuse, including several stints in rehab and legal troubles. He was in jail for parole violation when his mother passed away. Farrah also left $500,000 each to her father, James, and her nephew Greg Walls, as well as $100,000 to Greg Lott, her college boyfriend. She and Lott reunited after her split from Ryan in 1997, and were in frequent contact over the years, according to OK!
In Farrah's final days, Ryan told Barbara Walters that he had again asked her to marry him, joking that he was just doing it for the money. "She has lots of money; we're trying to find out how much," he told Leslie Bennetts for the retrospective on Farrah's life published in the September issue of Vanity Fair. "I think she's got about $25 million in the bank and in properties." 8 Celebrities Whose Deaths Left Mourning Exes
Bennetts characterized Ryan's behavior as gallows humor, a coping mechanism as his longtime love wasted away before his eyes, but Ryan's oldest son, Griffin, scoffed, "All those crocodile tears! 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."
Ryan, of course, also hit on his daughter, Tatum, at Farrah's funeral. So there's that. And given Redmond's troubles, we hope his mother was forward-thinking enough to put some fail-safes in place. The ongoing train wreck that is the O'Neal family can only get messier with the addition of (more) millions of dollars.
Via Celebitchy. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.