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Dallas' Patrick Duffy on TV Brother Larry Hagman: "My Friend is Taking a Break"

Larry Hagman's best friend and TV brother Patrick Duffy tweeted out a poignant, simple statement and picture in the aftermath of Hagman's passing. The Dallas star tweeted:


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Beginning in 1978, Hagman and Duffy starred as warring brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing on Dallas. It was reportedly Hagman who convinced Duffy to return to the original CBS series , after the actor quit in 1985. Duffy's return as Bobby rendered the entire 1985-86 season of Dallas—which saw the Ewings mourning Bobby's death a bad dream experienced by Bobby's wife Pamela Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal). 

After the end of the original Dallas, Duffy and Hagman re-teamed with pal Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) on two made-for-TV Dallas movies, J.R. Returns (1996) and War of the Ewings (1998). The summer of 2012 brought the trio back together one last time for TNT's reboot of Dallas. Duffy and Gray were reportedly at Hagman's side when he passed.

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