'Sons of Anarchy' Star Drops $1.7 Million ... On Mansion To Die For

7/18/2013 12:20 AM PDT

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Ryan Hurst -- Drops $1.7 Million ... On Mansion To Die For

Opie from "Sons of Anarchy" suffered one of the most tragic deaths on TV ... but the actor who played him is living the high life ... dropping $1.7 million on a sick new pad in the Valley.

Our Valley real-estate sources tell us ... Ryan Hurst bought a 3,400-square-foot Woodland Hills home in April. With 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, built-in BBQ, and a pool.

His TV counterpart didn't fare so well ... Opie was killed off in season 5, during one of the most intense moments of television history ... when he got beaten to death with a lead pipe.

So congrats to Ryan. RIP Opie.