Larry Hagman, who starred in both the original series Dallas and the current TNT remake Dallas, passed away Friday at the age of 81. The actor passed from complications in his fight with cancer. Here's a statement released by his family.
"Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most. 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."
Before being cast as the larger-than-life J.R. Ewing in Dallas, the actor appeared in TV shows and films such as I Dream of Jeannie and In Harm's Way. When Dallas first aired as a five-part mini-series in 1978, J.R. was a supporting character, although his performance quickly earned him a bigger role, eventually becoming the centerpiece of the show. »
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