All together now: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOT J.R. EWING! NOT MAJOR NELSON!
Just when J.R. Ewing was starting to slay young hos on the reboot of Dallas, he has floated up to heaven at the age of 81. Dallas News says that around 4:20pm on Friday, Larry Hagman’s glorious angel wing eyebrows spread and took flight. Larry died at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his battle with cancer. Larry’s family released this statement:
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most. Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were both at Larry Hagman’s side at the time of his death.
If you don’t know Larry Hagman from Dallas, slap yourself, because everybody should know that. But Larry Hagman, who was the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin, was also Major Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie. Larry is survived by his wife, Maj Axelsson, and two children, Heidi and Preston.
What is Dallas going to do now?! It’s nothing without J.R. Ewing. I’m about to type the words I never though I’d ever type: Rest in peace, J.R. Ewing. And does Kristin Shepard have an alibi, because if she doesn’t, the police should question her ass.