FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The man best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on the television show “Dallas” has died.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
Sources confirm Larry Hagman, a North Texas native, died in a Dallas hospital, at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer.
Hagman released a statement about his diagnosis in October 2011, saying, “As J.R. I could get away with anything – bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer.”READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
At that time, Hagman did not specify what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with, but said it was “a very common and treatable form.”
Hagman had recently relocated back to the Dallas area from California to revive his role as J.R. on TNT’s new version of “Dallas.”
He appeared in season one and part of season two.
On his website, Hagman dedicates sections to “Dallas” and “I Dream Of Jeannie,” on which he played Major Nelson. He also focuses on his volunteerism and charity work, including The Larry Hagman Foundation.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
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