Paying Tribute to Larry Hagman, 'Dallas' JR Ewing Funeral Airing in March
Beloved American actor, Larry Hagman, died in November this year. He was famed for playing JR Ewing the classic soap opera Dallas as well as I Dream of Jeannie. Dallas originally ran from the late 70s until 1991, but was reprised earlier this year, seeing Hagman bring the villain, JR Ewing back again. To pay tribute to both Ewing and Hagman, on March 11th the TNT show will air a funeral for the show's character.
The second series of the show will see Hagman appear in 6 episodes before his funeral which will occur in episode 8, which seems to imply that his death with take place in episode 7. According to the Examiner, he was meant to appear in more episodes of the series, but of course his untimely death meant that it would not be possible.
There is still no word as to how Ewing will die but there are rumours that the funeral will be enormous, seeing old stars of the series returning to pay their respects. He remained working on the show until very soon before his death, which was caused by complications due to cancer, reported the Associated Press at the time. In a statement from the show, Hagman was described as "a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history. He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace," reports US Magazine.