Former DALLAS star Larry Hagman has ditched motorcycle-riding after three pals in his bike club died in accidents.

The 72-year-old screen star - who plans to be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, next week (ends29AUG03) to celebrate HARLEY DAVIDSON's 100th anniversary - has given up his greatest passion after coming to terms with the dangers involved.

He says, "We lost three friends in my club, the UGLIES, in accidents in the last few years. My wife said, 'You're 72. I think it's time to put the bike away.' So I sold mine, but I still ride in parades and such."

21/08/2003 21:17