Two Memorial Services Set for ‘Dallas’ Legend Larry Hagman

Cliff Renfrew / November 26, 2012

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There will be two memorial services this weekend to honor Dallas star Larry Hagman after he passed away Nov. 23 at the age of 81.

The iconic actor’s longtime manager Gene Yusem confirms to Celebuzz there will be a service in both Texas and Los Angeles to pay tribute to Hagman starting this weekend.

“The first service will take place on Saturday at Southfork Ranch in Texas followed by a second memorial service in Los Angeles,” Yusem said.

“They will both be ‘invitation only’ and the media will not be present at either.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, the small screen legend’s son, Preston, plans to spread his father’s ashes all around the world. However, Yusem couldn’t reveal those details.

“I am not aware of reports about Larry’s ashes being spread around the world by his son Preston,” he said.

“I have been inundated with calls since Larry passed away and we are still finalizing all the arrangements.”

Since his death, tourists and fans have been flocking to Southfork Ranch in Texas to leave flowers and tributes to Hagman, who infamously played oil tycoon J.R.Ewing on the TV show Dallas and most recently on TNT’s remake of the hit 1970s TV show.

Late Friday night, Hagman’s family released a statement, saying: “Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most. Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”

Hagman had a liver transplant in 1995 after years of alcoholism. In June 2011, he revealed that he had stage 2 throat cancer.

At the time, the TV legend said: “As J.R. I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love.”

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