‘Dallas’ star dies
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012 19:11
Larry Hagman, the actor behind one of television’s most beloved villains, Dallas’ J.R. Ewing, has died at the age of 81.
Hagman died at Medical City Dallas after experiencing complications while battling cancer.
The actor, originally from Weatherford, Texas, first gained national notoriety on the 1960s television series I Dream of Jeannie as astronaut Maj. Anthony Nelson.
However, it was Hagman’s role as J.R. Ewing on the nightime soap opera Dallas that solidified him among television’s best actors.
Hagman recently reprised his role as the scheming villain on TNT’s reboot of the classic series.
Hagman is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years and two children.