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Breaking Report: DALLAS Icon Larry Hagman Has Died At 81!

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Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse

A report tonight out of The Dallas Morning News has said that Dallas superstar Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing),  died Friday at a Dallas hospital.  He was 81.  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.”

Larry Hagman made his home in California with his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Maj Axelsson. Despite obvious physical frailty, he gamely returned to Dallas to film season one of TNT’s Dallas reboot and part of season two.

Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, said the actress was at Mr. Hagman’s bedside when he died, according to The Sun in London. He said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. “They had been friends for 35 years and they had worked together for many years, so obviously it is devastating,” Mr. Lane told The Sun.

More on the passing of Larry Hagman in the hours and days to come! What do you think about the loss of one of the greatest television performers in history?  Share your thoughts here.

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aria
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aria

this is so sad, my condolence to his family and friends.

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

rip to Larry Hagman or Good ol’ JR Ewing

toscanti
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toscanti

So very sorry for this loss. I can’t even imagine what his family and friends are going through. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. We love you Larry and will never forget you. A true television icon, I’m very saddened by this news.

ethel
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ethel

my thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends…………..rest in peace larry….

PGP
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PGP

Sad! Hagman will be missed by the world…I just hope that the series handles his death with dignity and respect.

Carol B
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Carol B

I’m so sorry to hear this. Larry Hagman was incomparable as JR Ewing.

Ceridwyn2
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Ceridwyn2

Such sad news. Saw the notice on twitter on my phone last night while I was at work.

Condolences to his family and friends.

kathy
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kathy

Rip larry you will be missed dearly good old jr but at least we can watch reruns of dallas when he was young that is how I will remember jr he was a class act there will never be another jr we love you jr bless you

Lew S
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Lew S

Rest in peace

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was sadden to hear the news, his family and friends are in my prayers. He was a great actor who could do drama and comedy equally well. I Dream of Jeannie was one of my favorite shows growing up. I read he was also on the soap opera Edge of Night in the early sixties, which I didn’t know. But in the end he will be remember as J. R. Ewing, one of the best villains on television. Rest in peace Larry.

Ces
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Ces

So sad to hear about Larry Hagman’s passing. Loved him since I Dream of Jeannie. RIP Mr. Hagman.

Alley
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Alley

RIP, Larry Hagman. You will be missed. We were fortunate to be able to see you inhabit your most iconic character, J.R. Ewing, one last time before you left us. Thanks for the memories.

lisa
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lisa

Not the news I was expecting to see when I opened my laptop this morning.
RIP Larry Hagman ,RIP JR.
I know the writers will do him justice….just a sad,sad day.
Prayers to his family and friends.

Jared
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Jared

Such a loss. This man was larger than life, and his legacy will live on for generations.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

OMG I can’t believe it! I thought he was a great actor and offer my condolences to those who were close to him.

k/kay
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k/kay

RIP JR if only we had that great story telling now!!! We will miss you!

Christine
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Christine

It was just a few months ago I briefly saw him on ET for whatever show that was. He was talking about beating his cancer and how Linda got him onto a vegetarian diet. He had hoped to live another 10 years. So sad. He must have taken a turn all of a sudden. It’s too bad they didn’t do the DALLAS reboot years ago! It’s wonderful how close he, Linda, and Patrick have been all these years. I watched the original DALLAS back in the 80s on Friday nights with my parents and I also saw reruns of I… Read more »

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