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Larry Hagman: 1931-2012

Actor Larry Hagman, famous for his role in 'Dallas' as J.R. Ewing, died at the age of 81 from complications with cancer.

Actor Larry Hagman, who found worldwide fame in his role as J.R. Ewing in the American soap opera "Dallas," died Nov. 23 at the age of 81. Hulton Archive via Getty Images
Actress Mary Martin (1914 - 1990) went over songs from "South Pacific" with her son Larry Hagman. Both Martin and Hagman appeared in the show. George Konig
Betta St. John and Larry Hagman wore exotic costumes during a stage show in 1952. Stroud/Express/Getty Images
Hagman filmed a scene on location at North American Aviation's Space Division in Downey, Calif., in 1965 for "I Dream of Jeannie."
Barbara Eden with her co-star Larry Hagman in a scene for "I Dream of Genie" in 1967. AP file
A still from the TV series "Dallas" shows Larry Hagman, who played John Ross "J.R." Ewing Jr., as he sat in a lawnchair dressed in a waistcoat and Stetson, June 1982. Hagman was initially reluctant to be on "Dallas" when he first read the script in the late 1970s. CBS Photo via Getty Images
Maj and Larry Hagman paused for photographers outside Le Bistro in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 1981, where they joined other celebrities during a dinner hosted by former President Gerald Ford and his wife in honor of Jordan's King Hussein and Queen Noor. Lennox McLendon / AP
Larry Hagman, pictured in October 1983. Hagman created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing on "Dallas." Harris/Express/Getty Images
Irish television chat show host and radio broadcaster Terry Wogan with Larry Hagman, who played J.R. on "Dallas." At the time, "Who Shot JR?" was the burning question on the lips of a nation of soap addicts. Tony Weaver / Getty Images
Larry Hagman lent his support to SAG actors on strike on Aug. 7, 2000, outside the Hollywood Paladium in Hollywood, Calif. Dan Callister / Getty Images
Larry Hagman onstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on March 19, 2006, in Santa Monica, Calif. Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Larry Hagman posed in front of the Southfork Ranch mansion made famous in the television show, "Dallas," in Parker, Texas, Thursday Oct. 9, 2008. Tony Gutierrez / AP file
Larry Hagman rode a horse as he arrived for a VIP preview party for the Collection of Larry Hagman at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, June 1, 2011. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Hagman's personal antiques, fine and decorative art, furniture, and memorabilia from the classic 1980's primetime soap opera "Dallas" were on display on May 23, 2011, before being offered for auction in a sale held at Julien's Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills, Calif. on June 4, 2011. Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images
Hagman posed with his Lazarini Cominazo antique shotgun during a preview of the auction "The Collection of Larry Hagman" in Beverly Hills. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Larry Hagman posed with his "Dallas" co-star Linda Gray in Hollywood on April 12, 2012. Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images