(FOXNEWS) ā€” Larry Hagman, the actor most widely known for playing oil baron J.R. Ewing on the popular 1980s television show ā€œDallas,ā€ has died at the age of 81.

Family members tell the Associated Press the Texas native died Friday afternoon at a Dallas hospital from complications of a recent battle with cancer.

“Larry was back in his beloved hometown of Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved the most,” the family said. “Larry’s family and closest friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday.”

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