Monday, November 26, 2012

Stars and Networks Mourn Larry Hagman

The death of Larry Hagman brought sorry to many TV viewers and especially to the actor's colleagues who spanned over 50 years of television programming.

CBS, which first aired Dallas a few decades ago, released the following statement:

“Television has seen many stars, but there will only be one Larry Hagman. Larry was a larger-than-life personality, both on-screen and off -- a master showman and brilliant actor who brought to life a character that transcended the medium and truly captivated a nation.  Today, we mourn the loss of a friend, but remember a man who brought true greatness to his craft and a television character in J.R. Ewing that will never be forgotten.”

Hagman's fellow actors from years past, including the two women who played his wives, Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) and Linda Gray (Dallas) said the following via Facebook and Twitter:

Eden: "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." She added, "I, like many others believed he had beat Cancer and yet we are reminded that life is never guaranteed."
Gray: "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."

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