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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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31.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

And yet a walking coke/meth vacuum like Lindsay Lohan lives on. The world truly isn't fair sometimes.
RIP.

645 days ago
32.

Dixie    

I'm sad to hear of Larry Hagman's passing. I am going to watch my Dallas dvd's in his honor.

645 days ago
33.

IceGypsy    

Ahh RIP Major Nelson, thanks for the great laughs.

645 days ago
34.

Pam    

Loved you Major Nelson. Thanks for the memories.

645 days ago
35.

Sincerity    

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis!!! Larry Hagman was certainly in a class all by himself!!! Now what will become of Dallas!!! He's not easily replaceable. Adieu!!!

645 days ago
36.

sum dum jerq    

Dibs on his next liver.

645 days ago
37.

Jim in Cali    

RIP JR I mean Larry.

Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie were such great shows. True legend.

645 days ago
38.

Reg    

Not to take away from Larry's passing,
But the Literery world has also lost a great man.
Bryce Courtenay passed away on 22 nov.
RIP Bryce.

645 days ago
39.

Xsjado    

RIP Larry.. I loved you in I dream of Jeanie, and my Granny despised you in Dallas. You will be missed....

645 days ago
40.

croc    

he was a drunk and got a new liver
instead of someone else getting it so HE could live.
after i heard that i sure didnt like him any more.
but i liked him in 'i dreamed of jeannie'.
sorry but i never liked him for that.

645 days ago
41.

Celebrity Tampon    

Did someone fart? I smell rotten eggs.

645 days ago
42.

MsSumlin    

Thanks Mr. Hagman for all the wonderful years of entertainment.

645 days ago
43.

sweetbaby    

Say it isn't so....

Rest In Peace Mr. Hagman...You are a true legend.
I love DALLAS, past and present...you will be so missed. The best bad a** on the ranch! A true talent that will never be replicated.

XO

645 days ago
44.

Ernesto    

Really heartbroken tonight. Loved Larry and his contributions to his craft and the world. I was hoping there would be a few more good seasons of the new Dallas. If only things were different. It feels like when Jim Davis left the series too soon. Sort of ironic. Larry might have liked that. R.I.P.

645 days ago
45.

Mitchumgroup    

RIP JR - Best villain ever. TMZ you dropped the ball big time on how late you reported this.

645 days ago
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