Monday, November 26, 2012
Public invited to free memorial for Larry Hagman
Head to Southfork Ranch, where you can pay your respects to Hagman and get a free tour.
With the passing of Larry Hagman, who played the famous villain J.R. Ewing in the new and old series Dallas, Southfork Ranch has seen an influx in visitors. Now, the Parker, Texas historic site will play host to a memorial for Hagman on Sunday, December 2. Before the memorial, free tours are available from 2-4 p.m.
Officials at Southfork say Hagman considered Southfork Ranch his "home away from home." Visitors can leave notes or flowers at the home.
“Larry infused much life and excitement into the show Dallas, and his dynamic personality and great sense of humor will never be forgotten,” said Jimmy Gomes, vice president, Forever Resorts, in a statement. “To everyone here at Southfork Ranch, the recent filming of the new Dallas series has felt like family coming home again. He will be greatly missed.”
Entertainment Tonight reports that two private memorial services also take place this week: one in Texas and one in California. Hagman had a home in Ojai, California, but also spent time in Dallas.
The DMN reports that Hagman's son Preston will spread his ashes "all over the world," as Larry Hagman requested.
According to ET, taping for the second season of Dallas resumes Tuesday. No word on how the producers will handle the death of Hagman on the show. The new season of Dallas premieres on TNT January 28.
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