Linda Gray Reflects on Her Resurgence and Missing Larry Hagman

Linda Gray is walking into the Mansion Restaurant in Dallas when a valet calls out her name, runs over and gives her a warm hug. In minutes, other staffers join in, laughing and chatting with the actress.

“I knew all these people,” she explains, referencing her first stint of fame in these parts, when she originally played Sue Ellen Ewing on the 1978 CBS series Dallas, a role she’s now reprising on the TNT reboot. “It’s wonderful to see everyone again. I feel so lucky. I feel so blessed.”

Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing Will Be Honored with Dallas Funeral Episode

The late Larry Hagman will not be forgotten when Dallas returns to television on Jan. 28.

Hagman, who shot to fame as the show’s star patriarch oil baron, J.R. Ewing, will be honored in upcoming episodes this season, including a funeral, set for the series’ March 11 episode, EW.com reports.

Larry Hagman, Boy Meets World Re-Boot Get Top Reactions This Week

It was a post-Thanksgiving week of delightful highs and solemn lows. From the passing of favorite actors to confusion over the recent Two and a Half Men drama, this week’s stories left you experiencing a whirlwind of emotions on PEOPLE.com.

As always, you’ve been reacting in droves, telling us what you love, what makes you mad and what leaves you to LOL.

Check out the stories with top reactions on the site this week, and keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think!

Larry Hagman Memorials Set for Dallas and Los Angeles

Larry Hagman will be remembered in two memorials this weekend – one in Dallas and one in Los Angeles – while his family decides what to do with his ashes.

“Right now we are going to be keeping his ashes within the family and we going to wait for my mother to pass on so they can be together,” says his son Preston.

Hagman’s wife of 58 years, Maj Hagman, is “in the later stages of Alzheimer’s,” says Preston, “so she s not the person that she was, but she s very well taken care of.”

How Will Larry Hagman's Death Affect Season 2 of Dallas?

What will happen to J.R. Ewing?

Before his death on Friday from complications from throat cancer, Larry Hagman, who plays the devious oil tycoon, had filmed six of 15 episodes for season 2 of Dallas.

Now, the show’s writers and producers will have to find a way to finish filming the season without the show’s most iconic character.

Patrick Duffy: I Wear Larry Hagman's Friendship 'With Honor'

Patrick Duffy is remembering his Dallas costar Larry Hagman, who died on Friday after a battle with throat cancer.

Linda Gray: I Will Miss My Best Friend Larry Hagman

Linda Gray is expressing her sadness over the loss of her Dallas costar Larry Hagman, who died Friday after battling throat cancer.

“Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years. He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew,” Gray said in a statement released to PEOPLE Saturday. “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.”

Larry Hagman Dies

Larry Hagman, a larger-than-life TV personality best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on the primetime soap Dallas, died Friday of complications from throat cancer.

The star, who was the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin (South Pacific, Peter Pan) and Texas attorney Benjamin Hagman, was 81. He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Maj Hagman, their two children and their grandchildren.

Dallas: Are You Hooked?

Dallas is back! And so are scheming brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing. TNT’s reboot of the classic primetime soap kicked off with its series premiere Wednesday night, and the backstabbing brothers did not disappoint.

Dallas Doubles as '80s Nostalgia & Fresh Guilty Pleasure


Like finding an abandoned Teddy Ruxpin at a garage sale or discovering a Swatch watch at the bottom of a Trivial Pursuit box, hearing the theme song to Dallas opens an instant wormhole to the ’80s.

Wisely preserving the iconic tune – along with the now-retro scrolling opener – this updated take on the classic nighttime soap pulls off a 10-gallon-hat trick: It’s both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure.

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