Larry Hagman Passes Away at 81

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Larry Hagman has passed away from complications related to cancer. The legendary Dallas star was 81.

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Hagman - who also appeared recently on Nip/Tuck and Desperate Housewives - was surrounded by loved ones at a Dallas hospital yesterday around 4:20 p.m. when he passed.

He had announced in the summer of 2011 that he had been diagnosed with a "treatable" form of cancer, but then celebrated a few months ago by claiming it was in "remission."

Said Warner Bros. TV and Dallas executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin in a joint statement:

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.”

the veteran star is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Maj; two children and five grandkids. Our thoughts go out to them.

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