Patrick Duffy (Bobby) said in a statement: “Friday, I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life. The loneliness is only what is difficult as Larry’s peace and comfort is always what is important to me, now as when he was here. He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. I wear his friendship with honor.”
Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) commented: “Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years. He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented and I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the fullest. The world was a brighter place because of Larry.”
Prorgamme makers TNT are currently mid-way through production of the second season of Dallas and have announced that the loss of its star will be incorporated into the storyline. New episodes are set to air in the US on the TNT network from 28 January 2013.