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Larry Hagman, best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on TV's Dallas, has died.

According to the Dallas News, Hagman passed away Friday afternoon at a hospital in Dallas.

He was 81.

Hagman had been in the city celebrating Thanksgiving and "re-enacting the iconic role he loved most" for the recent revival of the hit 80s show, according to a statement from his family, obtained by the newspaper.

Hagman, a native Texan, was born in Fort Worth on Sept. 21, 1931, the son of actress Mary Martin and attorney Ben Hagman.

He moved to Los Angeles after his parent's divorce.

He would eventually follow in his famous mother's footsteps.

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