‘Dallas’ Icon Larry Hagman Dies at Age 81

by | November 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM | Dallas

Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing in "Dallas" (TNT)

Television legend Larry Hagman has passed away, according to reports.

The man who became famous not only for his iconic take as J.R. Ewing on “Dallas” but also for his role on “I Dream of Jeanie” died at 4:20 p.m. on Friday afternoon at a hospital in Dallas, according to Dallas Morning News. According to the report, Hagman died as a result of complications that came from the actor’s 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 to the press. “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.”

Hagman moved to Dallas due to his health issues in order to take part in the reboot of “Dallas” on TNT.

The report states that on-screen wife Linda Gray and on-screen brother Patrick Duffy were both at his bedside when he passed away.

“They had been friends for 35 years and they had worked together for many years, so obviously it is devastating,” Grey’s agent told The Sun.