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Larry Hagman Has Died

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Fox News Radio reports Larry Hagman died Friday.

DALLAS – Larry Hagman, the actor most widely known for playing J.R. Ewing on the popular 1980s television show “Dallas,” has died at the age of 81.

Family members tell The Dallas Morning News the Fort Worth native died Friday afternoon at a Dallas hospital from complications of a recent battle with cancer.

“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”

The actor’s “Dallas” co-star Linda Gray issued the following statement to Fox News via her publicist: “Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years. He was the pied piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented. I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the full. The world was a brighter place because of him.”

The actor was a regular on the 1960s sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” and starred in “Dallas” from 1978 to 1991. He reprised the role of J.R. Ewing in TNT’s recent Dallas reboot.

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