Larry Hagman Dead at 81

Actor Larry Hagman, famous for his iconic role as JR Ewing on TV’s Dallas, has died.  The 81 year old actor died Friday afternoon in Texas after a complications with a recent battle with cancer.  Dallas returned to the airwaves as a TNT revival this year to positive reviews and strong ratings. Co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were at Hagaman’s side when he passed. The family released the following statement:

“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.”

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