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Private Memorials For “Dallas” Star Larry Hagman

“Dallas” actor Larry Hagman will be remembered this week during private, invitation-only services in Dallas and Los Angeles.

Late actor Larry Hagman (Hulton Archive, Getty Images)

The television actor known for starring as slick oilman J.R. Ewing on “Dallas” and Major Tony Nelson on “I Dream of Jeannie” died Friday of complications from cancer. He was 81.

Hagman’s personal manager John Castonia said Monday that the memorial services will celebrate the Fort Worth native’s life. He declined to provide details.

Hagman been filming the new edition of “Dallas” for the TNT network.

Hagman was diagnosed in 1992 with cirrhosis of the liver and acknowledged that he drank heavily for years. In 1995, a malignant tumor was discovered on his liver and he underwent a transplant.

Hagman became an advocate for organ donation and anti-smoking efforts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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