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2012-11-30 21:10
Los Angeles - Larry Hagman thought death would feel like taking drugs, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The late Dallas star, who passed away aged 81 from throat cancer on 23 November, was looking forward to dying because he expected it to feel like his past experiences of going on a hallucinogenic LSD trip.

His co-star and close friend Linda Gray told The Hollywood Reporter: "He was very open about having done LSD and he'd say, 'I'm not afraid of dying. I've gone to the other side and I know it's wonderful.' "

Larry shot to fame for playing TV villain JR Ewing in the long-running US sitcom and Linda played his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Larry was like the Pied Piper

She explained that the beloved actor had invited his entire family and friends to his hospital bedside in Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, so he could be surrounded by loved ones on 22 November.

"He'd gotten to speak with everyone in the family individually. Then it was like, 'OK, I'm done', Linda said.

Larry struggled with alcohol addiction throughout his life and had a liver transplant in 1995. His wife of 58 years, Maj, is currently in a home suffering from Alzheimer's.

At the time of his death, Linda issued a statement saying: ''Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years. 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.'' publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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