Actor John Hillerman, best known for role on 'Magnum P.I.' dies

Thomas Magnum has lost his sidekick. John Hillerman, the actor who played Magnum P.I. sidekick Jonathan Higgins, died on Thursday at the age of 84. 

According to TMZ, he died at his home in Houston. The cause of his death is unknown. 

Hillerman's portrayal of Higgins was plotted as a foil for the title character in Magnum P.I., which ran for eight seasons on CBS. Hillerman won an Emmy Award in 1987 for his performance. 

Besides his role on Magnum P.I., Hillerman appeared in nearly two dozen feature films, and even more television shows. Hillerman retired from show business in the late 90s. 

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