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Larry "J.R. Ewing" Hagman has died

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Larry Hagman, who played the legendary bad guy J.R. Ewing on Dallas, has died.

The Dallas skyline
The Dallas skyline
Mike Ehrmann

Larry Hagman, the actor most well known for playing the legendary J.R. Ewing on Dallas in the 80s, has died at the age of 81.

If you are of a certain age, the name "J.R. Ewing" carries with it a certain definitive persona that few television characters before or since have been able to generate.

Growing up in D/FW while "Dallas" was on the air, Ewing was up there with Tom Landry in terms of the individuals most readily identified with the City of Dallas.