Remembering Larry Hagman: Co-Stars from Dallas and Jeannie Pay Tribute to the TV Icon
Patrick Duffy (Dallas)
“Friday I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life,” said the actor in a statement. “The loneliness is only what is difficult, as Larry's peace and comfort is always what is important to me, now as when he was here. He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. I wear his friendship with honor.”
Linda Gray (Dallas)
“He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew,” the actress said in a statement. “He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented and I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the fullest.”
Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas)
“It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman,” tweeted the Dallas star. “With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought to life one of the most legendary television characters of all time. But to know the man, however briefly, was to know a passion and dedication for life and acting that was profoundly inspirational. My deepest condolences go out to Larry’s friends and family. He will most certainly be missed.”
Ken Kercheval (Dallas)
“A friend and longtime partner… the other half…RIP Larry Hagman…. your spirit will live long,” tweeted Cliff Barnes’ portrayer.
Jordana Brewster (Dallas)
“I feel lucky and humbled to have worked with such a great man and actor. We will miss you, Larry,” the actress shared on Twitter.
Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie)
“I still cannot completely express the shock and impact from the news that Larry Hagman has passed. I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of so many fun, wild, shocking… and in retrospect, memorable moments that will remain in my heart forever.”
“Being able to work with one of my childhood idols was a dream come true,” said the actress in a statement. “He was one of the most resilient and positive people I’ve ever known. Larry’s tremendous talent and contribution as an artist is only surpassed by his gigantic heart and how beloved he was by his friends, especially Patrick [Duffy] and Linda [Gray]. He is a one of a kind and will be deeply missed. My heart breaks for his family’s loss. Quite honestly, I can’t believe he is gone. He lived life to the fullest and was the embodiment of the term ‘light hearted.’ He was and will continue to be an icon in our hearts and minds.”
CBS, Home of the Original Dallas
"Television has seen many stars, but there will only be one Larry Hagman,” the network said in a statement. “Larry was a larger-than-life personality, both on-screen and off — a master showman and brilliant actor who brought to life a character that transcended the medium and truly captivated a nation. Today, we mourn the loss of a friend, but remember a man who brought true greatness to his craft and a television character in J.R. Ewing that will never be forgotten."