Sunday, November 25, 2012
J.R. IS GONE
It is with great sadness that today (Saturday) I learned of the death of Larry Hagman, the star of Dallas (series starting in 1978) and I Dream of Jennie (series starting in 1965). I was a big fan of both shows.
I was especially fond of the Dallas series, his most famous role, and watched it for years. I was glad to see the reprisal of the Dallas gang on their new TNT show this year. The show focused on the sons of the Ewing brothers, J.R. and Bobby, with Bobby and Sue Ellen returning to their old Ewing roles.
Larry, born in Texas, was the son of Peter Pan's Mary Martin, and his father was a lawyer. After being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 1995, he underwent a liver transplant and quit smoking.
Larry died on Friday at a Dallas, Texas hospital at the age of 81, while battling throat cancer. Larry, you will be missed, R.I.P. J.R.