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Hagman to be farewelled in private service
Larry Hagman. Picture: Reuters

Dallas actor Larry Hagman will be remembered this week during private, invitation-only services in Dallas and Los Angeles.

The television actor known for starring as slick oilman JR Ewing on Dallas and Major Tony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie died on Friday of complications from cancer. He was 81.

Hagman’s personal manager John Castonia said on Monday that the memorial services will celebrate the Fort Worth native’s life. He declined to provide details.

Hagman been filming the new edition of Dallas for the TNT network.

Hagman was diagnosed in 1992 with cirrhosis of the liver and acknowledged that he drank heavily for years. In 1995, a malignant tumour was discovered on his liver and he underwent a transplant.

Hagman became an advocate for organ donation and anti-smoking efforts.

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