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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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ALJ    

Missed already. RIP

637 days ago
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chzbrgrmachne    

No real surprise. RIP Larry.

637 days ago
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Rollertree    

RIP Larry... I hope the new Dallas gives you a great going away party... you deserve it more than anyone. You're what made Dallas so iconic. <3

637 days ago
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GLaDOS    

RIP

Seems fitting that he got to play JR Ewing one more time before he passed. Great role for a nice guy. Sad to hear he's gone.

637 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

Loved his work....I am a big fan of "Dallas"...& "I dream of jeannie".....R.I.P. Master

637 days ago
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harleyharlett    

he was married for 58 years - we'll miss you :-(

637 days ago
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Christine    

RIP Larry , RIP JR :(

637 days ago
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Urall Khuntz    

He had a long life of boozing, womanizing etc. a sped up liver transplant while others more in need waited. Really, did any of you really give a flying f--k before you heard the news? Hypocrites.

637 days ago
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Cat19    

Rest in Peace Mr. Hagman. Condolences to his family.

637 days ago
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CeeDee    

RIP. You were fun to watch.

637 days ago
26.

LiLo's boy toy    

RIP Larry

637 days ago
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Kàt    

Thanks for the memories Larry Hagman. Very fond memories of different shows you have done through the years.

637 days ago
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Steverman01    

RIP Major Healey. Great actor. Hey will be missed. Condolence.

637 days ago
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Kabala    

OMG.... That's sad - he had a great career.

637 days ago
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brenda    

May you RIP Major Tony Nelson/JR Ewing...RIP

637 days ago
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