Larry Hagman, 81, who rocketed to worldwide fame for his portrayal of villainous Texas oilman J.R. Ewing in the US television series "Dallas," died after losing a battle with cancer, his family said Saturday.
US actor Larry Hagman (pictured in May), who became famous for his role of J.R. Ewing in the US television show "Dallas," has died at the age of 81 after losing a battle with cancer. According to the statement released by his family, Hagman died late Friday afternoon at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications from throat cancer.
"When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones," the family said in a statement. "It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for."
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