Larry Hagman memorials take place
Larry Hagman's life was remembered by friends, family and fans in a number of memorial services over the weekend.
The Dallas actor passed away a little over a week ago at the impressive age of 81, and his memory was celebrated by fans at an informal event on the grounds of Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas, where scenes for the TV show are filmed on Sunday (02.12.12).
Afternoon tours of the site were made free in honour of the star, while a slideshow of his most memorable work was screened and fans were able to sign a guest book to be given to Larry's family.
Typically, the site attracts around 300 to 400 visitors a day, but around 1,500 attended yesterday.
Larry's director's chair, adorned with his flashy belt buckle and trademark cowboy hat and with his boots placed carefully in front, welcomed friends, family and co-stars to the private memorial service held on Saturday for the actor, who rose to global fame as J.R. Ewing after hitting our screens in 1978.
Also on Saturday, a private memorial service was hosted by the actor's children at the Southfork Ranch, with his co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy giving eulogies at the service.
Other attendees included Dallas reboot actors Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Brenda Strong, Julie Gonzalo and Sheree Wilson, as well as actor Lee Majors and tycoons Caroline Rose Hunt, Trammell S. Crow, Shannon Wynne and civic leader Ruth Altshuler.
Larry's family believed it was important to celebrate his life in Texas. His son Preston Hagman said: 'Dallas was where he passed...The show made him and 'Dallas' is a very important place for my father.'
Another private memorial took place in California yesterday.
Story by Sheena McGinley | 12:51 | Monday 3rd December 2012 | TV News
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