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'Dallas' Actor Larry Hagman Dead at 81

'Dallas' Actor Larry Hagman Dead at 81

Larry Hagman has died at a hospital on Friday (November 23) in Dallas, Texas

The 81-year-old actor played J.R. the villain on the TV series Dallas from 1978 through 1991.

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Larry was the son of legendary actress Mary Martin. Prior to his success on Dallas, Larry was most known for playing astronaut Major Anthony Nelson on the hit show I Dream Of Jeannie opposite Barbara Eden. Larry‘s last television appearances were on the resurrected Dallas show, which centered on a new generation of Ewings.

Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane confirmed Larry‘s death by saying that the actress was at his bedside when he passed away. Jeffrey also said that co-star Patrick Duffy was also by Larry‘s side.

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34 Responses to “'Dallas' Actor Larry Hagman Dead at 81”

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  1. 1
    Anne Says:

    R.I.P :(

  2. 2

    RIP :(

  3. 3
    Cho Says:

    Aww man I was looking forward to seeing him in season 2 of the new Dallas….R.I.P Larry your going to be missed.

  4. 4
    Sweetness Says:

    Great actor, what a loss. RIP.

  5. 5
    R U sure Says:

    So sorry , I will miss you.

  6. 6
    Jen Says:

    Very sad and he will be missed. So incredibly sweet that those who obviously meant very much to him were by his side.

    I never believed that people who become successful together in movies, tv, or music had to be close friends years later because of that shared experience like many fans expect. However, it is especially wonderful to see it in the cases where it does happen.

  7. 7
    Susan Says:

    RIP Mr. Hagman. My concolences to his family.

  8. 8
    J.R. Ewing forever Says:

    I was just thinking about him today. He’s a true legend. Don’t think Dallas 2.0 can survive without him.

  9. 9
    mimi Says:

    He was DALLAS

  10. 10
    Mo Says:

    So sad to hear about Larry Hagman. My prayers go out to him and his family. At least Larry did what he loved right to the end.

  11. 11
    Kee Says:

    i cant believe it. its too soon! :( RIP larry. loved you in i dream of jeannie

  12. 12
    lucy Says:

    In life a very nice man. Rest in Peace.

  13. 13
    THE BEST VILLAIN has Died Says:

    I am so sad to here he passed. All his co-actors and close friends lynda and patrick were there.

  14. 14

    I use to watch Dallas without a miss! My goodness you never knew what JR was up to, he was good at it. In real life though I heard he is a wonderful nice man. Good to hear Lynda and Patrick were there by his side. I am sorry to hear of his leaving us, he will be very missed but never forgotten………….

  15. 15
    Lola Says:


  16. 16
    dave Says:

    he was one of the greats
    i enjoyed his acting very much
    he lived a long life and got to do what he loved

  17. 17
    Riley Says:

    His trademark “JR grin” will most definitely be missed on season 2 of the new Dallas. RIP sir, and thank you for entertaining us for so many years.

  18. 18
    Helen Says:

    R.I.P. Mr Hagman

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    Maria Says:

    R.I.P Mr.Larry.he was an incredible actor , n had an amazing magnetic personality. My deepest condolences to his family. i grew up watching his shows my all time favorite.(i dream of Jeannie). :-(

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    kiki Says:


  21. 21
    florence2 Says:

    R.I.P Larry

    Loved Dallas the first time around Larry will be sadly missed it was nice to read that Linda and Patrick were by his side to.

  22. 22
    dooliloo Says:

    does Kristin Shepard have an alibi at the time of his death?.. because if she doesn’t, the police should question her a$$..

    Joke aside, indeed RIP, his hat and evil grin look will be forever missed :-(

  23. 23
    wanda Says:


  24. 24
    XYZ Says:

    terrible loss, he was one of a kind….. one of best villains ever and more than that, obviously…..

  25. 25
    TheDudeAbides Says:

    I’m thinking Miss Congeniality 1&2…

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