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Larry Hagman

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PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 24 Nov 2012 08:57


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Hagman, whose predatory oil baron J.R. Ewing on television's long-running nighttime soap opera "Dallas" became a symbol for 1980s greed and coaxed forth a Texas-sized gusher of TV ratings, has died. He was 81.

Hagman, who returned as J.R. in a new edition of "Dallas" this year, passed away Friday afternoon due to complications from his battle with cancer, according to a statement from the family provided to The Associated Press by Warner Bros., producer of "Dallas."

"Larry was back in his beloved hometown of Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved the most," the family said. "Larry's family and closest friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday."

Linda Gray, his on-screen wife in the original series and the sequel, was with Hagman when he died in a Dallas hospital, said her publicist, Jeffrey Lane.


R I P Larry.

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 24 Nov 2012 09:49

Saw that online this morning but (after the Morgan Freeman rumour) checked for myself.

A complicated man but I loved him in Dallas.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 24 Nov 2012 09:58

I loved him in I dreamed of Genie :-D

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 24 Nov 2012 10:03

I did too Hayley :-)

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 24 Nov 2012 10:06

The old Dallas used to be my Mars Bar, packet of cheese and onion crisp and bottle of coke night.

Every Wednesday.

Them were the days.


:-D

Von

Von Report 24 Nov 2012 10:33

I too was very sad to hear this.

He was on the "One Show" not very long ago just before they were about to show the new series of Dallas.

I too watched the old Dallas every week. Gripping stuff. :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 24 Nov 2012 11:11

I thought Dallas was on , on a saturday night I used to watch it when I was baby sitting about 1980 ish........ :-D

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 24 Nov 2012 11:15

I was a baby........... ;-) but i am sure it was a Wednesday.

:-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Nov 2012 12:33

puts on tin hat here - I thought he was rather a wooden actor, as were most of his co-stars in Dallas Lucy Ewing was a rubbish actress, as was Jock

I saw his mother Mary Martin in South Pacific at the London Palladium many years ago - she was great

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 24 Nov 2012 12:37

I have to agree with you Ann.

A great series but rubbish acting by most of the cast.

Merlin

Merlin Report 24 Nov 2012 13:35

Typical Soap. but his mother was Good.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 24 Nov 2012 13:54

Sad news

Never watched Dallas (not a great soap fan)

But loved him in 'I Dream of Genie' - hope that some channel now decides to repeat this great series.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 24 Nov 2012 20:19

Used to love Dallas, caught the new one last week and thought how ill he looked. Sorry to hear of his death. An institution :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 24 Nov 2012 20:19

Used to love Dallas, caught the new one last week and thought how ill he looked. Sorry to hear of his death. An institution :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Nov 2012 21:04

I always thought it hysterical that they had meals on the terrace in a howling gale - the wind was always blowing around the ranch