“I just think that if she had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what causes cancer, do they really?”
— Ryan O’Neal, musing that daughter Tatum’s bad behavior during his relationship with Farrah Fawcett might have made her sick, to Piers Morgan on CNN. He says that Fawcett took excellent care of herself, and that “gradually she got weaker” after getting involved with O’Neal. Fawcett died of cancer in 2009.
O’Neal made the CNN appearance to promote “Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals,” a new reality show on OWN. On the show, father and daughter try to work through their issues after two decades of estrangement.