It is with sad news that we announce Larry passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.
His family has released this statement:
"Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most.
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 Hagman Family
Nov. 23, 2012
The Hagman Family wishes that in lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made to The Larry Hagman Foundation. Click Here to make your contribution.
Southfork Ranch will honor Larry by offering the public complimentary tours
on Sunday, Dec. 2,
from 2pm - 4pm,
followed by a memorial reception where guests
may leave cards, flowers, sign his memorial book and pay their respects to this legend.
For more information, please Click Here.
Feb. 14, 2013 - The Ireland Funds Inaugural Dallas Emerald Ball which was held on Feb. 23, 2013 had a five minute special tribute to Larry, whom they consider a Dallas icon.
Me-TV Network will air four episodes of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ from 6:00- 8:00pm ET/ PT on Sunday, December 2 as part of a tribute to the late actor Larry Hagman, who portrayed the role of Major Anthony Nelson. Click Here for more info.
"Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years. 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. He was an original and lived life to the full. The world was a brighter place because of Larry." - Linda Gray
"Friday I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life. The loneliness is only what is difficult as Larry's peace and comfort is always what is important to me, now as when he was here. He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. I wear his friendship with honor." - Patrick Duffy
"It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman. With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought to life one of the most legendary television characters of all time. But to know the man, however briefly, was to know a passion and dedication for life and acting that was profoundly inspirational." - Jesse Metcalfe
"He'll always be with us on set." - Josh Henderson (also posting the above photo on his Twitter)
"I feel lucky and humbled to have worked with such a great man and actor. We will miss you Larry." - Jordana Brewster
"A friend and long time partner ... the other half ... RIP Larry Hagman .... your spirit will live long." - Ken Kercheval
"So sad to hear the news regarding the brilliant, gracious, extraordinary Larry Hagman. He will be missed. Sending love to all, especially Linda & Patrick." - Judith Light
"Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history. He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace. Everyone at Warner Bros. and in the Dallas family is deeply saddened by Larry's passing, and our thoughts are with his family and dear friends during this difficult time. All of us at TNT are deeply saddened at the news of Larry Hagman's passing. He was a wonderful human being and an extremely gifted actor. We will be forever thankful that a whole new generation of people got to know and appreciate Larry through his performance as J.R. Ewing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time." - Warner Bros. TV and Dallas executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin
Friends and Co-Star Tributes:
"I took the most beautiful hike yesterday (Nov. 27) and there was this crazy inversion of hot and cold weather happening in Los Angeles, the result was … I hiked to the top of the mountain and 3 hawks were circling … such grace … I looked out and it was completely fogged in all through Los Angeles and the valley. It was Heaven! Thank you Larry!"
" - Sheree J. Wilson
"He was such a key element in my life for so long and even, years after I Dream of Jeannie; our paths crossed many times. Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman. Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry. You couldn't fault him for it, it was just who he was. I am so thankful that this past year I was able to spend time with him and experience yet again ‘Larry’ in all his Big Texas bravado.
I, like many others believed he had beat Cancer and yet we are reminded that life is never guaranteed. My deepest condolences go out to his wife Maj, his son and daughter and his grandchildren, as well as his friends in this time of his passing. I can honestly say that we've lost not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana.
Goodbye Larry, there was no one like you before and there will never be anyone like you again."
- Barbara Eden
"I'm shocked. Larry Hagman was a dear man who had an incredible career. He helped me to stop smoking. He really was a very special person." - Larry King
"Just came down to civilization and heard about Larry Hagman, rest in peace. What a wonderful actor, honored to have worked with him." - Felicity Huffman
"I'll never forget the time he taught me his recipe for the pot biscuits he ate for breakfast. U were one of the bestest, Hag. - Bill Maher
"RIP my dear, longtime friend and brother. You brought so much fun to everyone's life & so much family to me & my family. always in my heart." - Peter Fonda
"One winter as Larry Hagman's neighbor he'd invite our kids to join his parade on the beach. He'd march in caftan w/flute. Joyful soul." - Tom Brokaw
"Very sad to hear that Larry Hagman has died. His JR Ewing character was the greatest TV villain of them all. Wonderful actor." - Piers Morgan
"So sad to hear about Larry Hagman's passing. A picture of me with "J.R." from years ago."
- Katie Couric
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Larry Hagman. My best, Bill." - Willliam Shatner
"Saddened by news of Larry Hagman's passing, great star of Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie . RIP." - Bruce Boxleitner
Dear Hagman family, please find here my tribute and lovely thoughts to Larry Hagman: I've admired Larry since 1978 and I was so excited when I heard that he had accepted to play in Dallas again with his two closest friends … everything went fine, until that sad Friday afternoon.
On Saturday morning when I heard the news on the radio, I couldn’t believe that he had passed away. I was in shock; it was like I had lost a member of my own family. I was just not expecting it, not that soon. He looked so good a few weeks ago, I thought he would make it to 100 at least.
I must say that he filled my life with pleasure, he still does and will always do. He is a legend, an icon, a star … but to me he is just Larry, a man I admire most for his lifetime achievements and for the man he is with his family.
I had a dream, that was to meet him once in my life. I never had the chance to ...Dear Larry, I will miss your beautiful lovely smile and that twinkle of delight in your eyes but you will live in my heart forever!
Rest in peace sweet Larry, I will never forget you, those lovely memories of yours will never die! I also send my lovely thoughts to his beloved wife, his family and dearest friends. Ann,a truly Larry admirer (Belgium)
One of my favorite TV villains, J.R. Ewing, lost his alter-ego on Friday, November 23, 2012, when the actor who played him, Larry Hagman, passed away. He was 81. Everything I have been reading and hearing about Larry's personal and private life makes me sad that I never took the time to write him a letter and thank him for making J.R. such a great character to watch. While I didn't watch DALLAS regularly, I did like Larry's work when I did watch it. With the return of DALLAS on TNT this past summer, Larry's ruthless counterpart, J.R. Ewing, was still as big as Texas. Today, I am feeling melancholy. What can be said about this gentleman that has not already been shared? There has not been one bad comment anywhere; not one foul word used to describe Larry Hagman. He was a gentleman and a kind and loving person to everyone he ever met. He loved to share his stories about his days on DALLAS openly and without ego. If a fan approached Larry for his autograph he never charged them a penny for it. He would simply ask them to tell him a joke and then he would relinquish the photo with his name signed on the image. Imagine a world without Larry Hagman in it. That is the reality facing all of Larry's family, friends, and fans today, and in the days and months to come. But, ours will always be a world where this classy human being will be remembered for his contributions to the medium of television. He may have lived to 81, but it was quite a good life he led. However, many feel as if they just lost their best friend. Thankfully, the medium of DVD has captured Larry's work on DALLAS forever. This is where I am finally seeing Larry at his unconscionable best. That evil smile, the ruthless way he did business, and his snide wisecracks, will always be available to his fans, old and new alike to enjoy time and again. Our universe is one star brighter now as Larry has taken his rightful place in the Heavens, where he will forever shine down upon us with that trusting smile that became his trademark. If you are a cowboy, or you are not but you own a cowboy hat anyway, tonight put it on and step out under the darkness of the night, and look for the brightest star in the sky. When that star twinkles down upon you with a wink, tip your hat to it. That will be Larry Hagman smiling and thanking you for the gesture of respect.Rest in peace Larry. You've certainly earned it. Tom
Thank you Larry for your wonderful acting and uniqueness, many members of my family from grandparents, parents, and my 11 year old son most recently, love your work, you stood out from the crowd, your own family must be so so proud of what you have achieved, and your many friends as well. Thank you for writing your book it was great to hear some of your stories and have a chance to know you from afar, you faced your illness with braveness and resolve and are now at peace watching over your loving family. All the best sir, RIP, and one last time thank you. Mark (England)
Dear Hagman family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Larry. All the fans loved him so very much. Thanks for everything, Larry! You were an awesome actor and an even greater guy.
Thank you for all the hard work, on- and off-screen and the joy you brought us.
You made life look easy. You were my favourite actor and - as JR - my favourite guy and you will always be remembered. Always. Rest in peace. Katherine (England)
I have great memories of my childhood in Brasil watching Major Nelson. Mr. Hagman was part of many many lives and will live on in our memories. May God comfort his family and friends. Andrea (Brasil)
I loved Dallas in the 80s, and always thought that Larry, for all the other fine performers who surrounded him, was the heart of the show; a brilliant actor. Then when the series came back in 2012 - there he was again, as great as ever. Later this year I too was diagnosed with cancer and during chemotherapy I have been watching the newly released Dallas boxset and realised anew just how good he was. It was shocking to learn of his death, but the way he obviously kept working and fighting to the end like the brave old trouper he was, is an example and an inspiration. Through his acting and his many acts of charity and commitment he brought good things into so many lives. Thank you for everything Larry, goodbye, rest in peace.
You know, I have never written to an Iconic legend. But, this is my first time. I live on the other
side of the United States, and saw so many fans Mr. Hagman has. When i was a kid in
High School, in the 70's and 80's, I really enjoyed watching Mr. Hagman on Dallas. But, personally,
I do have to say, I don't think i ever missed an episode of I Dream Of Genie, he was such
a funny actor on that show, that i wish they could do some kind of remake, or something
similar, even though, we all know, there will never, and i mean, never, be another show
like that again, as long as i live, i know that. The real reason i am writing is too give all
his family and close friends my sincere condolences in the loss of their great father,
friend, and mentor of people who's lives he made a tremendous impact on. God
Bless You Mr. Hagman! Ralph (Pennsylvania)
To the family of Larry Hagman, First Mr. Hagman a.k.a. JR Ewing. My mom and I love watching you on Dallas and with the new Dallas I got to remember that time spent with mom all I could say is thanks Jr.
And to his family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great actor. Jr's now with Miss Ellie and Jock. Goodbye Larry. God Bless, Iggie
(posted prior to 11/28/12)
Just a note of thanks to Larry, we in England will miss you. But above all a note of condolence to Maj & the family Hagman, we share in your loss. With best wishes, Michael (England)
I am sad to hear the loss of a great actor, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, Larry Hagman.
Whether it was playing Major Anthony Nelson, Barbara Eden's strict but loving Master on "I Dream of Jeannie", the unorthodox Judge Luther Charbonnet on "Orleans", or most of all, the man America loved to hate but loved anyway and wanted to be like financially, John Ross Ewing, Jr. (Better known by his initials J.R.) on "Dallas", Mr. Hagman gave 110% whenever he played a role on TV, producing and directing shows (mainly "Dallas"), campaigned for The Great American Smokeout and organ donations (especially after he had a liver transplant when it was discovered that he had a malignant mass and later showed the people the huge scar that resulted from the surgery), or studying flags of the world (which I love to do) that he collected.
He may have punched and slapped people (and more often or not, got punched and slapped himself, not to mention shot) many times on "Dallas", but to the cast and crew he was well loved. He was also well loved as Major Nelson, and we laughed at the situations Jeannie put him in on "I Dream of Jeannie" as much as we booed and hissed (and wanted to ring the neck of) at the antics of J.R Ewing on "Dallas".
As much as the characters hated Larry Hagman when he was J.R., they definitely loved him off screen. He had a heart as big as his home state of Texas, and he definitely will be missed. My condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, co-stars and friends of a man who played an American icon. Larry Hagman maybe gone but he will never be forgotten. Thank you and God Bless.
William (USA - Mississippi)
My deepest sympathy to Mrs.Hagman and family.
Words cannot describe the sorrow that I feel with the passing of Mr.Hagman.I have been a fan of his for years.
You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.I have lit a seven day Novena candle in his memory.
Susan (USA - New York)
An American Icon, Mr Larry Hagman...Thank you for gracing all of us with your talent, humor, grace, generosity and sincerity over your years in television andin the private sector. To know this is the last chapter and the stage is now dark, is sad for all of us fans, however, thoughts and prayers are with the folks closest to Larry who will miss him the deepest. With Deepest Sincerity,
Karen (USA - California)
To Larry Hagman's beloved wife and family, I write to extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Larry Hagman. He was an amazing actor in my two (2) all time favorite television series, "I Dream of Jeanie" and "Dallas". I was a loyal fan of Dallas through high school, college AND law school. I watched the first series of the Dallas reprisal earlier this year as well. If my husband and I are blessed to have a son one day, his initials will be J.R. Larry Hagman left a lasting impression on millions of viewers. He will be deeply missed and always remembered. RIP J.R. With Deepest Sympathy,
I'm so sorry to hear about our loss of Larry. He was just a kindred spirit, and I've enjoyed his work my whole life. My husband and I have been so wrapped up with the new Dallas, and I had commented that I prayed nothing happened to Larry because HE was the show. We are all sad today and share in your loss. Please pass on our condolences to his family. God bless,
My deepest condolences go out to his Family and friends. I can honestly say that we’ve lost not just a great person, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana and a Legend. I love him very much. Kind regards, Frank (USA - California)
Dear Family of Larry Hagman,
With enormous respect I remember the actor who played JR Ewing. Rarely has an obnoxious character been played with such flair and finesse!
I wish his family and friends the strength to bear what can only be a terrible loss.
Rest in peace and enjoy in heaven.
All strenght and best wishes to you Maj.
Dear Hagman Family and Friends,
As a long time fan of Larry Hagman, I wish to express my deep sadness for the loss of this icon. I watched Dallas for years, including repeats, the new Dallas and have almost all of the DVDs. I loved the way Mr. Hagman portrayed JR-his best role ever.
He will be sorely missed by so many. We were all so lucky to have such a wonderful person be such a big part of our lives.
Jennifer (USA - Connecticut)
Please accept my deepest condolence to the family, in the loss of the Great Artist Mr. Larry Hagman.
Rest in peace and God protect you!
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU, J.R., for the joy you brought to my childhood!!!!
My deepest simpathy,
Just wanted to say how sad i was to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a brilliant actor and did so much for charities during his life. We in England will miss him as JR but the memories will be wonderful.
Thoughts with his wife and children – a good man, good husband, wonderful father and excellent personality in the acting profession.
Will be missed terribly by England.
Truly sad about Larry.
Even here in Belgium, we were so confused when we learned the news this morning.
Larry Hagman was the greatest actor on television.
I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I had the occasion to visit the city of DALLAS as well as Southfork Ranch many times.
It may sound strange but during those visits, I always had the impression I was gonna see Larry!
I'd like to express my condoleances to his entire familly and friends.
Bye Larry, you'll never be forgotten.
Woke up to the very sad news of Larry's passing. Our thoughts are with his beloved friends and family. Dallas was the one programme that my mum and myself always watched together and we both loved the comeback series. I woke my mum with the news this morning, her 73rd birthday, so we will never forget when we found out. He leaves a fabulous legacy, not only his screen persona's, but all the charitable organizations he was involved with. We mourn with you the loss of one of the last truly great TV icons. Love & kind regards, Karen
I just heard the news and would like to convey my deepest sympathies to Larry’s family and friends. Like so many – I can’t begin to count the hours of entertainment Larry provided me – from I Dream of Jeannie right on through to the 2012 version of Dallas. TV, movies, talk shows and philanthropic ventures. I even introduced my son Connor to the 2012 Dallas – and it was he who broke the news to me of Larry’s passing. A talent that touched upon many generations. We were Blessed that he chose to share his brilliance with us. He will be deeply missed. Kindest regards, Suzanne
Dear Hagman family, I was very saddened to hear of Larry's passing tonight. I grew up
watching I dream of Jeannie, and of course Dallas, and was delighted to
see the new remake of the show. A huge loss to the whole world. Looked
forward to seeing Season two coming up. Also watched every movie he
appeared in. A true legend in the history of entertainment. Deepest sympathy to you his loved ones. Sincerely,
I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Mr. Hagman was loved in his many roles for so many years. We can all be grateful to have these many performances to cherish as fans. I grew up watching him, very sad news. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans around the world ... God speed Larry ... and deepest thanks. Danielle
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