PARKER — As a private memorial for Larry Hagman was held in California Sunday afternoon, North Texas fans of the "Dallas" icon also had their chance to say farewell.
Hundreds turned out at Southfork Ranch to remember the late Texas-born actor. The ranch, which serves as the setting for the long-running drama that was resurrected on cable TV earlier this year, offered free tours to fans so they could pay tribute to Hagman, who succumbed to leukemia the day after Thanksgiving. He was 81 years old.
Hagman starred as oil baron J.R. Ewing on both the original "Dallas" series from 1978 to 1991, and on its 21st century reincarnation.
"This is real nice," one visitor said. "I think it's nice they took the time and effort to have this for J.R."'
Southfork attendees were also invited to sign a book of condolences.