London: ‘Dallas’ legend Larry Hagman died on Friday night after years of battling cancer. He was 81. The actor’s closest co-stars, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, who played wife Sue Ellen and brother Bobby, were at his bedside in a Dallas hospital, a leading daily has reported.
Gray’s agent Jeffrey Lane said: “Linda was with him.”
“They had been friends for 35 years and they had worked together for many years so obviously it is devastating. She called and told me. She sounded very sad,” he said.
Hagman was in the middle of filming the Dallas comeback series. A spokesman for Hagman said the family were “devastated.” Hagman had a lifesaving liver transplant in August 1995 and had battled cancer.
But he had been optimistic about the future and told how he was fighting the condition by becoming a vegan.
“Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years,” Gray said.
“He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone who knew him. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented. I’ll miss him enormously,” she said.