“Dallas” Star Larry Hagman Dead at 81 From Complications to Cancer

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“Dallas” Star Larry Hagman Dead at 81 From Complications to Cancer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Larry Hagman, who will best be remembered for his role as J. R. Ewing in television series “Dallas,” died from complications to cancer. He was 81.

“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” his family said in a written 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.”

The role of J.R. transformed Mr. Hagman’s life. He rocketed from being a merely well-known TV actor on I Dream of Jeannie and the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin, to the kind of international fame known only by the likes the Beatles and Muhammad Ali.

Mr. Hagman made his home in California with his wife of 59 years, the former Maj Axelsson. Despite obvious physical frailty, he gamely returned to Dallas to film season one and part of season two of TNT’s Dallas reboot. Source

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Larry Hagman and Members of the Cast of Dallas

J. R. Ewing in action:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/us/politics/obamas-2nd-inaugural-will-likely-draw-fewer-to-capital.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes

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