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Credit: Larry Hagman Foundation

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Larry Hagman’s family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to his foundation, which supports arts education in North Texas.

The Larry Hagman Foundation was launched when the Texas native returned to the Lone Star State to revive his love-to-hate character J.R Ewing in the TNT re-boot of the “Dallas” TV series. According to the site, “he wanted to do something extra to give back to the city that has contributed so much to his success over the years.” The mission of the The Larry Hagman Foundation is to “promote the educational benefits of theater, visual arts, dance and music and to fund organizations providing these instructional programs for low-income children.”

The foundation supports the Dallas Children’s Theater, Artreach, and the Frazier Revitalization program. Dallas organization Big Thought is also one of the big recipients.

“He found us and we had a wonderful site visit with him at one of our elementary schools where we do after school programs,” says Big Thought’s Nancy Webb. “He had a really great presence around these kids.”

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Webb says that the children in the program that Hagman contributed to and visited are planning a memorial for him.

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