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Larry Hagman Dies at 81, Major Nelson Will Travel to the Moon No More

Actor Larry Hagman, star of the hit shows I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas has died at a Dallas, Texas hospital. He was eighty one. According to a family spokesperson, the family was at his side when he passed and are now asking that their privacy be respected.

Hagman, the son of actress Mary Martin and Benjamin Hagman, a District Attorney, was born in Fort Worth Texas in 1931. His parents divorced when he was a young boy. After completing military service, Hagman started seeking acting jobs, landing several bit parts before being asked to join the cast of I Dream of Jeannie in the 1960's. That role, Major Tony Nelson made Hagman a household name, allowing him to play the goofily lovestruck astronaut with his very own magical genie in a bottle. After that series ended, he landed several guest starring roles on other series. In the 80's, Hagman joined the cast of Dallas - the show that he was perhaps the most famous for. His role, JR Ewing was one of the most despised characters of all time, one part lech, one part shrewd businessman and all despicable weasel. The episode where his would be assassin was revealed was one of the highest rated shows ever. According to trivia experts, the question "who shot JR?" was one of the most discussed questions ever.

Despite being nominated for several awards during the run of the show, Hagman never won.

In 1954, Hagman married Maj Axelsson. The couple have two children, a daughter named Heidi and a son named Preston. Maj was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2008. Hagman has had several health scares during his life including a cancer scare that led him to become an anti-smoking crusader, chairing the Great American Smokeout for a number of years. He famously underwent liver transplant surgery in 1995 after years of reported heavy drinking. He also admitted to other drug use including LSD and marijuana in his younger years after being introduced to those things by his famous friends including Jack Nicholson.

It was just last year that Hagman announced publicly that he had been diagnosed with throat cancer but remained optimistic of his survival chances, saying that it had been caught early enough. He did appear in the renewed version of the iconic Dallas show but appeared to be in failing health then. There have been no final plans announced by the family at this time.


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