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JR Ewing set for final Dallas mystery

2013-01-08 21:03
 
Larry Hagman
Los Angeles - JR Ewing will be killed off in a special episode of Dallas, according to the Daily Mirror.

The TV villain - played by the late Larry Hagman, who died of cancer in November 2012- will take his final bow in a second Who Killed JR? mystery special of the US drama.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "We wanted Larry's legacy to remain beyond this show. We felt that one way would be to mirror the most memorable episode of all times."

The programme will echo the second most-watched TV episode of all time, Who Killed JR?, which drew in 83 million American viewers and 20 million British viewers when it was first broadcast in the 80s.

Fans had waited seven months to discover who had shot evil oil baron JR, and the new tribute episode will follow the same principle as viewers tune in to find out which of his enemies is responsible for his tragic exit.

'Surrounded by loved ones'

Larry passed away aged 81 surrounded by his close friends and family, including his on-screen wife and life-long friend Linda Gray.

"Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most. Larry's family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday," his family said at the time.

"When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time."

The second season of Dallas is due to return to M-Net later this year, but it is not exactly sure yet when this episode will be aired locally.
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