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Dallas to hold funeral send-off for JR Ewing

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in Dallas

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in Dallas

JR Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on the soap Dallas.

TNT begins the second season of its Dallas revival next month.

The network said yesterday that it would hold a funeral for Larry Hagman’s memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season, but that it has not been filmed or scheduled yet.

Hagman died last month at the age of 81.

TNT spokeswoman Erin 
Felentzer said the network was not saying how JR would be killed off in the series.

Hagman kept working until soon before his death. He died due to complications of cancer, and will appear in several of the new season’s episodes.

Hagman’s character is a television icon dating back to the Who Shot JR? episodes in the 1980s. The famous shooting scene was watched by hundreds of millions across the world.

 

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