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Larry Hagman's 'I Dream Of Jeannie' Co-Star Barbara Eden Mourns His Death

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Barbara Eden mourns the loss of 'I Dream of Jeannie' co-star, Larry Hagman.
Barbara Eden mourns the loss of 'I Dream of Jeannie' co-star, Larry Hagman.

It's a sad day in Hollywood.

TV icon Larry Hagman, who is best known for playing villain J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," died at the age of 81 on Friday, Nov. 23, following complications from his battle with throat cancer.

And now, his "I Dream of Jeannie" co-star Barbara Eden, 78, is mourning the death of her good friend and colleague.

Eden posted a message of her Facebook page, honoring Hagman's incredible career:

As I received the news this evening and as you read this I still cannot completely express the shock and impact from the news that Larry Hagman has passed. I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of so many fun, wild, shocking… and in retrospect, memorable moments that will remain in my heart forever.

He was such a key element in my life for so long and even, years after I Dream of Jeannie; our paths crossed many times. Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman. Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry. You couldn't fault him for it, it was just who he was. I am so thankful that this past year I was able to spend time with him and experience yet again ‘Larry’ in all his Big Texas bravado.

I, like many others believed he had beat Cancer and yet we are reminded that life is never guaranteed. My deepest condolences go out to his wife Maj, his son and daughter and his grandchildren, as well as his friends in this time of his passing. I can honestly say that we've lost not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana.

Goodbye Larry, there was no one like you before and there will never be anyone like you again.
-Barbara

Other friends and fellow actors quickly joined Eden in tweeting memories of Hagman.

Read some of the messages below:

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