The death of 'I Dream of Genie' actor Larry Hagman is touching the heart of Hollywood, celebs send tweets

By Slater Katz,

The padding of Larry Hagman represents the passing of a generation. Not only are I Dream of Genie and Dallas fans devastated by the death of Hagman, but Hollywood’s hottest are deeply mourning the love and affection the felt towards the tremendous man Mr. Hagman was.

Jesse Metcalfe, Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and many others sent tweets after learning of Hagman's death.

@jessemetcalfe: “It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman. With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought to life one of the most legendary television characters of all time. But to know the man, however briefly, was to know a passion and dedication for life and acting that was profoundly inspirational.”

@MsSOsbourne: “So sad to hear about the passing of Larry Hagman. Sending love and respect to his family.”

@PiersMorgan: “Very sad to hear that Larry Hagman has died. His JR Ewing character was the greatest TV villain of them all. Wonderful actor. ‪#RIP.”

@kingsthings: #RIP Larry Hagman- he was a very special man – he helped me quit smoking & I’ll always be grateful.”

@SimonCowell: “Very sad to hear about larry hagman. He was the best tv baddie and from people who met him all said he was a great guy. He will be missed.”

@Joancollinsobe: “Oh no just heard about Larry , he was magnificent as JR & inspired me to play Alexis.RIP.”

@JordanaBrewster: “I feel lucky and humbled to have worked with such a great man and actor. We will miss you, Larry.”

@Barbara_Eden:“Larry Hagman not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana. I’ll miss him. -Barbara.”

Hangman died at the age of 81 on Friday.

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