In an upcoming episode, “Dallas” mourns the death of J.R. Ewing, who, after a lifetime of scheming and dealing, has finally met his end.
The 81-year-old actor talked about his motto, “Don't worry, be happy, feel good,” and about how he and fellow “Dallas” co-stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray have been close friends for nearly 35 years.
Hagman laughed, “The three musketeers of ‘Dallas,’ the old ‘Dallas.’”
Check out more of our special interview with the TV icon, along with chats with Duffy, Gray and the new stars of “Dallas.”
The new season of “Dallas” premieres January 28 on TNT.
“Dallas” fans went into mourning on Friday as news spread that Larry Hagman, best known for playing the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing, had died from complications of his battle with cancer.
Now, “Extra” is revisiting his life and career in photos and video. Take a look!
TV star Larry Hagman, best known for playing the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the hit show “Dallas,” died Friday from complications of his recent battle with cancer. He was 81.
Hagman died in Dallas, members of his family told the Dallas Morning News, where he was shooting the second season of the hit TNT “Dallas” reboot.
"Extra" host Maria Menounos went on an exclusive set tour of the new "Dallas" TV reboot where she sat down with its star, Larry Hagman, to talk about reprising his role as baddie J.R. Ewing, and about his battle against prostate cancer.
"I feel good," said the 80-year-old star. "I haven't started my therapy yet, but it's treatable and curable. I'm going to try to work through the whole thing and keep working during the therapy."
Hagman said he has become a vegetarian, too. "I've lost about six pounds already in about eight days."
Production is underway in the sequel to the '80s drama, "Dallas" -- and photos from the first day of shooting are posted on the show's Facebook page.
The original villain (J.R. Ewing), played by Larry Hagman, will remain on the show as scheduled, even though Hagman was recently diagnosed with cancer. Hagman, 80, did not reveal what type of cancer he has, but various reports acknowledge it is highly treatable.
Actor Larry Hagman, best known as TV villain J.R. Ewing on the soap "Dallas," has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, TV Guide reports.
Hagman, who turned 80 last month, has been told the disease is highly treatable, and that he will be able reprise his role as J.R. on TNT's upcoming "Dallas" reboot. Hagman underwent a liver transplant in 1995.
"As J.R. I could get away with anything -- bribery, blackmail and adultery," Hagman said in a statement. "But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can't keep J.R. down!"
The TV star is confirmed to appear in at least the first four episodes.
It was the show of Stetsons, big hair, shoulder pads, and lots of sex and scandal. The 1980s hit drama "Dallas" is returning to the small screen for its big comeback on TNT.
Original cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray will appear in the sequel series, along with a new generation of power hungry Ewings; including Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalf, both of whom are "Desperate Housewives" alums, and "Fast Five's" sultry star, Jordana Brewster.