Sad news, friends. Legendary TV actor Larry Hagman, best known for his roles as J.R. Ewing the villain you loved to hate on the hit 80s show Dallas and as Major Anthony Nelson from I Dream of Jeanie passed away Friday morning at the age of 81 due to complications involving his battle with throat cancer.
It has been reported by MSN.Com that his long time co-star Linda Gray was there with him as he passed and her spokesman, Jeffrey Lane, sent them this e-mail: “Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years,” Gray said in a statement. “He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss him enormously.”
We at the Retroist send our deepest condolences to Mr. Hagman’s friends and family for their loss.