The actor best known as the notorious J.R. Ewing died Friday afternoon at Medical City Dallas hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer.
Larry Hagman had returned to Dallas to film what his family called “the iconic role he loved most.” His friends and family had joined him here to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Linda Gray, his TV wife and longtime friend, was reportedly by his side when he passed. Patrick Duffy, another longtime friend and castmate, was also there.
Hagman also supported creative arts education for disadvantaged children in Dallas-Fort Worth through the Larry Hagman Foundation. The organization’s first beneficiaries were Dallas Children’s Theater, Big Thought, Artreach and Thornton Foundation for the Arts.
Hagman was 81.