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Ryan O'Neal

I'm Desperate To Keep Farrah Painting

'Or I'll Die!'

12/13/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ryan O'Neal is a desperate man ... telling TMZ if he's forced to give up a famous Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett ... it will kill him.

O'Neal may have been overly dramatic when we saw him Wednesday night outside Palmeri ... but he was clearly anxious about the outcome of his court case involving the portrait.

The University of Texas has sued O'Neal ... claiming it rightfully owns the Warhol ... since Farrah left her entire art collection to the university in her will. 

O'Neal -- who was with Farrah for years -- claims the artist gave the painting to him personally ... so he's fighting in court to hang onto it. 

He tells us, "I gotta win ... or I'll die."

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missbigshot    

Everybody is going to die, sooner or later.

261 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

261 days ago
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lcmb    

That's just a wee bit greedy of the University.

Let the guy keep it.

Sheesh.

261 days ago
4.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

GOD SPEED... You waste of a good actor.

261 days ago
5.

Waka Waka Waka    

Well it was nice knowing ya...

261 days ago
6.

Mike    

This guy is a lying s***bag. But UOT already has the first copy, now they are just being greedy.

261 days ago
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BaadBoy    

That freeze-frame on Ryan up there makes him look goofy. If the painting was so important to him then should've kept it in storage instead of giving it back to Farrah. Taking it out of her condo after she passed wasn't smart or legal.

261 days ago
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jackmama311    

he never fought this hard for his kids.

261 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Well, we can't have that, can we, so I guess Ryan will HAVE to win the lawsuit. I'm sure the university will understand. Too bad Ryan didn't say something earlier and stopped wasting the courts time, but better late than never, right?

261 days ago
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cobrazombie    

It's just a goddamn painting. Let the guy keep it. RIP, Farrah.

261 days ago
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Christine    

Some great love all he did for her was cheat and get their son hooked on drugs. He doesn't deserve her painting.

261 days ago
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Constance    

How could UT try to take that away from him?!? Some people have no compassion for others...I hope he wins!

261 days ago
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Perky    

He's only got a short time left anyway, so just give up the painting already. His kids will just sell if for drug money if he wills it to them.

261 days ago
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RATTLESNAKE     

TMZ IS THE REASON CELEBS HATE PAPS BC TMZ JUST GETS IN THE CELEBS FACE AND STARTS TALKING UNSOLICITEDLY . SO RUDE AND GREEDY ! BASIC NUTS AND BOLTS OF IT ALL

261 days ago
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anony    

He's one of the s***miest people in Hollywood, and that's saying a lot.

261 days ago
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