Larry Hagman dead at 81
Larry Hagman who played J.R. Ewing on Dallas had died. He was 81. His family said he died from complications from his recent battle with cancer. RIP
J.R. Ewing is one of the greatest TV villains of all time.
From Dallas News:
Larry Hagman, the North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. He was 81.
Mr. Hagman died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family said.
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”
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I loved "Dallas" when I lived in Dallas in the 80's! I loved JR...I was watching the new series and started to enjoy the series once again.... I am so sad..... I guess the series will work with the death into a funeral for JR later filmed for end of Season 2...and I guess BOBBY will be the Matrich of the family....
Thoughts and prayers...
@jewels they need an antagonist and John Ross isn't strong enough. Watch for Sue Ellen to become less good, more evil, and partner with Cliff Barnes...no other way to keep the drama going.
He made the show last year - without him the remake would have been a disaster. He was able to be evil, enjoy it, and still have a redeeming twinkle. Fabulous actor, he will be missed. Condolences to his family.
J.R. Ewing is one of the greatest TV villains of all time. ------ agreed! im glad a new generation got to know him with the revamp of the show last season... he will be missed! ....R.I.P