American actor, director and producer, Larry Hagman, best known for his role as "J.R. Ewing" from the TV series Dallas poses for a photo in front of a backdrop with an image of downtown Dallas, during a reception at the University of Texas at Tyler, following his presetation of "Confessions" on Nov. 10, 2012. (Photo: Dr. Scott M. Lieberman AP)
Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY
As generally always happens following major news events, celebrities took to Twitter to react to the death of Larry Hagman.
A few of the many Tweets out there in the universe:
@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.
@katiecouric: So sad to hear about Larry Hagman's passing. A picture of me with "J.R." from years ago: http://instagr.am/p/L1HerRSZAG/
Dallas icon: Larry Hagman dies at 81
@pattonoswalt: Dear Universe: I'm not happy you took Larry Hagman. Yet I accept it. But if you even CONSIDER taking @larryhankin? #unacceptable
@juliebenz: The night I met Larry Hagman at the Monte Carlo Television Festival... A great memory. #RIP http://say.ly/qPn4DZn
@MrsSOsbourne: So sad to hear about the passing of Larry Hagman. Sending love and respect to his family.
@Alyssa_Milano: #RIP Larry Hagman
@JudithLight: So sad 2 hear the news re the brilliant gracious extraordinary Larry Hagman. He will b missed. Sending love 2 all specially Linda & Patrick
@WilliamShatner: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Larry Hagman. My best, Bill