'Dallas' star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 24 at 11:30 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Larry Hagman started out as a nice guy in "I Dream of Jeannie" but it was evil that made him famous as J.R. Ewing, a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption in "Dallas." Hagman died yesterday at the age of 81.

His family says in a statement that Hagman died yesterday in Dallas. The statement was provided to The Associated Press by Warner Bros., which produces the new edition of the show "Dallas."

Hagman had returned as J.R. in this year's new edition of "Dallas" on TNT.

Linda Gray, his on-screen wife and later ex-wife in the original series and the sequel, says Hagman "brought joy to everyone he knew."

Victoria Principal, who co-starred in the original series, recalled Hagman as "bigger than life." She calls Hagman "unforgettable, and irreplaceable."

Jeannie star Barbara Eden says Hagman was "an element of pure Americana."

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232-a-07-(sound of Larry Hagman, actor, in August 2005 AP interview)-"a liver transplant"-In an interview in August of 2005, actor Larry Hagman said he was grateful that we was approaching the tenth anniversary of his liver transplant. (23 Nov 2012)

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235-a-14-(sound of Larry Hagman, actor, in November, 2001 AP interview)-"can share you"-In an interview in November of 2001, actor Larry Hagman said when he died, he wanted his body to be put in a chipper-shredder. (23 Nov 2012)

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236-r-26-(Excerpt of theme song, from the original "Dallas" TV show)--This is an excerpt of the theme song from the original "Dallas" TV show. (23 Nov 2012)

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234-a-17-(sound of Larry Hagman, actor, in November, 2001 AP interview)-"you, you know (laughs)"-In an interview in November of 2001, actor Larry Hagman said he was arguing with the director and studio while filming 'I Dream of Jeannie,' and he tried to get back at them -- but his stunt backfired. ((note content)) ((note length of cut)) (23 Nov 2012)

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233-a-09-(sound of Larry Hagman, actor, in August 2005 AP interview)-"of my operation"-In an interview in August of 2005, actor Larry Hagman said he was grateful to be alive and to be approaching an important milestone. (23 Nov 2012)

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APPHOTO NYLH117: FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2011 file photo, actor Larry Hagman pauses during an interview on location during the filming for the upcoming new television show "Dallas" in Dallas. Actor Larry Hagman, who for more than a decade played villainous patriarch JR Ewing in the TV soap Dallas, has died at the age of 81, his family said Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) (4 Nov 2011)

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