DALLAS - Larry Hagman, the actor who played J.R. Ewing on the long-running TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital, the Dallas Morning News reported Friday night.
Hagman died Friday afternoon at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family told the newspaper.
"Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most," the family said in a statement. "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 lived California with his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Maj Axelsson.
He was in Dallas to film season one of TNT’s new Dallas series and part of season two, the Morning News reportsed.
Hagman was 81.