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Celebs React to Larry Hagman's Death

Celebs React to Larry Hagman's Death

The death of Dallas actor Larry Hagman has caused many people in the Hollywood industry to mourn.

The 81-year-old actor, who reportedly died from his one year battle with cancer at a hospital in Dallas on Friday (November 23), is receiving a huge outpouring of love from actors and admirers.

Larry was best known for his roles in Dallas and I Dream Of Jeannie.

Click inside to read what celebs had to say about Larry‘s passing…

@jessemetcalfe: “It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman. With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought to life one of the most legendary television characters of all time. But to know the man, however briefly, was to know a passion and dedication for life and acting that was profoundly inspirational.”

@MrsSOsbourne: “So sad to hear about the passing of Larry Hagman. Sending love and respect to his family.”

@PiersMorgan: “Very sad to hear that Larry Hagman has died. His JR Ewing character was the greatest TV villain of them all. Wonderful actor. ‪#RIP.”

@kingsthings: “#RIP Larry Hagman- he was a very special man – he helped me quit smoking & I’ll always be grateful.”

@SimonCowell: “Very sad to hear about larry hagman. He was the best tv baddie and from people who met him all said he was a great guy. He will be missed.”

@Joancollinsobe: “Oh no just heard about Larry , he was magnificent as JR & inspired me to play Alexis.RIP.”

@JordanaBrewster: “I feel lucky and humbled to have worked with such a great man and actor. We will miss you, Larry.”

@Barbara_Eden: “Larry Hagman not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana. I’ll miss him. -Barbara.”

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  • Susan

    These are wonderful sentiments and this just goes to show what a great guy he really was to so many. He will be missed.

  • Sailor

    RIP JR. You were a legend.

  • Losa

    I think he is the only villain in the TV history who everyone loves. The new Dallas will never be the same without him.

  • KC

    I will never forget watching him as Major Nelson. He was pure class. Rest in peace and thanks for quality entertainment!

  • Ava

    I used to watch that block party Nick at Nite had during the summers, which included “I dream of Jeanie”. I LOOOVED that show and i LOVED watching him and barbara eden. RIP Mr. Hagman

  • Mari

    It is often said that people who play villains are often the nicest people in the business. R.I.P. Mr. Hagman.

    When I was a very young girl I “had” to watch Dallas with my grandparents. When I was a little bit older (not much though) I have seen him as Major Nelson, which was a bit awkward, because being just a pre-teen I couldn’t get the image of J.R out of my head.

    I know that Mr. Hagman has struggled with cancer for years, so my greatest wish is that he didn’t have to suffer too much.

  • cmg

    What about the African children who died today? R.I.P all who died today!

  • Courtney

    @CMG this is an entertainment website so obviously they’re going to cover when a celebrity passes away if you want real news go to the NY Times or the London Tellograph. May Larry rest in peace

  • Sonia

    can’t believe this
    R.I.P sir
    I started watching the new Dallas but I grew up watching I dream of Jeanie

  • Dallas fan


    O Mari, I see what you mean. He was totally unJR in his real life. Same wife for 60 yeras. He did not trade her in during his Dallas heyday.
    good man.
    And yeah, he played his tv show role really well.
    Never has there been a bad thing said about him.
    Thanks Mari for explaining that.

  • freedom

    @Courtney If you go to the NY Times or the London Telegraph today, they’re talking about Hagman too. BTW, NY times is the most overrated newspaper ever. The Huffington Post is better and more unbiased.

  • eve


    No, a legend is Marlon Brando, Paull Newman, Cary Grant, actors who played different various roles on the big screen. Actors who had talent and charisma.

  • Sarah

    It was such a great time looking Dallas with my mom, we loved jr.

    I hope, he had a good life with love and happiness.

    Rest in peace, larry hagman..

  • pauline

    @eve: for tv he was a legend; moreover he played very well the opposite of JR on comedy sitcom before Dallas and played second roles on Lumet and Stones movies so try to get the real info next time.

  • je

    Rest in peace !!! You will never be forgotten

  • wl

    RIP YOU SOB, you know what I mean