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November 24, 2012 at 05:48 PM EST

Hollywood took to Twitter to mourn the passing of Dallas star Larry Hagman. Below, former costars, fans and contemporaries pay tribute to the actor whose larger-than-life performance as J.R. Ewing set a standard for TV villains that arguably has never been matched. 

Larry Hagman not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana. I'll miss him. -Barbara

Barbara Eden (@Barbara_Eden) November 24, 2012

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

Joan Collins (@joancollinsobe) November 24, 2012

It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman. With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought ...

Jesse Metcalfe (@jessemetcalfe) November 24, 2012

#RIP Larry Hagman- he was a very special man - he helped me quit smoking & I'll always be grateful

Larry King (@kingsthings) November 24, 2012

Larry Hagman on LSD: "it oughta be mandatory that all our politicians do it at least once."

Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) November 24, 2012

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

Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) November 24, 2012

His Dallas co-star, Brenda Strong, released this statement today:  “Being able to work with one of my childhood idols was a dream come true. He

was one of the most resilient and positive people I’ve ever known.   Larry’s tremendous  talent and contribution as an artist is only surpassed by his gigantic heart and how beloved he was by his friends, especially Patrick and Linda.  He is a one of a kind and will be deeply missed. My heart breaks for his family’s loss. Quite honestly, I can’t believe he is gone. He lived life to the fullest and was the embodiment of the term ‘light hearted.’ He was and will continue to be an icon in our hearts and minds.”

UPDATE: Patrick Duffy’s heartfelt reaction to Larry Hagman’s death

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