Dallas Morning News: ‘Dallas’ actor Larry Hagman, famous for playing the show’s villain J.R. Ewing, died Friday at age 81.
Hagman died in Dallas due to complications from his recent battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends.
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” his family said in a written statement given to the Dallas Morning News. “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.”
Photo: Cast member of the TV series ‘Dallas’ Larry Hagman arrives at the world premiere of the 40th anniversary restoration of the film ”Cabaret” during the opening night gala of the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California in this file April 12, 2012 photo. (Reuters/Fred Prouser)