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'Dallas' Star Larry Hagman

Dead at 81

11/24/2012 5:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Actor Larry Hagman -- best known as the conniving J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" -- has died at age 81.

Hagman died in a Dallas hospital at 4:20 pm Friday, due to complications from a recent battle with cancer ... according to local reports.

The actor's family released a statement shortly afterwards, saying "He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for."

Hagman also starred in "I Dream of Jeannie" but was most famous for playing the iconic villain J.R. in the 1980's drama "Dallas" -- and recently reprised the same role on the TNT version ... which launched earlier this year (below).

He is survived by his two children.

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charmed    

rip larry

648 days ago
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Wow ...    

RIP Larry. Thanks for the entertainment and laughter.

648 days ago
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Jody    

RIP J.R., you were a huge part of my childhood.

648 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Good journey, Major Nelson.

648 days ago
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Mary    

RIP Larry, had a huge crush on him when he was on I Dream of Jeannie. He will be missed.

648 days ago
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Mr. X    

RIP.

648 days ago
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r2d2    

Rest in perfect peace to the legendary Larry Hagam.

648 days ago
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What You Really Want To See    

To the best bad guy on tv... no character got lower than Hagman's JR. Loved him! Cheers.

648 days ago
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Kerrie    

WOW....TMZ....took you long enough to report this! Someone is snoozing at the news desk!

648 days ago
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Kelly    

My thoughts

648 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

May peaceful rest be yours. Thanks for the entertainment !

648 days ago
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Reg    

RIP, Major Tony Nelson, hope you catch up with Jeannie some time.

648 days ago
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UNLV1990    

Rip jr, you were great!

648 days ago
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Rufus Greenjeans    

I grew up watching J.R. Ewing's conniving schemes and womanizing. I wondered what kind of guy Larry Hagman was when the cameras were off. I met him 20 or so years ago and he was the kindest man, even had time to play with my young daughter for a few brief moments. Always had a smile on his face and genuinely enjoyed his fans. He will be missed.

648 days ago
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Jamntam    

Hate to hear this! He will be missed!

648 days ago
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