Larry Hagman, who created one of American television’s most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman JR Ewing of Dallas, has died. He was 81.
Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from his battle with throat cancer, the Dallas Morning News reported, quoting a statement from his family. He had suffered from liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver in the 1990s after decades of drinking.
I loved Dallas, and especially Hagman’s character of JR. He was and made Dallas. I was looking forward to seeing the rebooted series with so many of the old cast returning to be in it.