IgoUgo’s Social Media Manager, Julie Janak, reports on memorial events being held at Southfork Ranch this weekend in honor of Larry Hagman’s death.
When Larry Hagman’s character, JR, was shot on the television drama “Dallas”, it was the shot heard round the world. The question of “Who shot JR?” is almost as famous as Ayn Rand’s “Who is John Galt?” The beloved “Dallas” actor lost his battle to throat cancer last weekend, and thousands across the globe will be remembering him fondly.
Hagman was pivotal in the success of “Dallas”, which subsequently garnered a cult following and put the city of Dallas on the map. As many of you know, the show was set on the sprawling Southfork Ranch, which is in fact, an actual house and very popular tourist attraction to this day! Just a few days after his death, the gates of Southfork are already being adorned with mementos and flowers in honor of the late “JR”.
Located in Parker, Texas-26 miles Northeast of Dallas proper- the mansion was originally procured by the TV production company in 1978. The original owners actually lived in the home when filming first began, however once the show’s popularity soared, they clearly weren’t able to live comfortably in the privacy of their own home. The ranch grew, an external building was erected in order to house special events and conventions and tourists have been flocking to this iconic destination ever since.
In honor of Hagman’s death, the ranch will be opening its doors this Sunday, December 2nd for free tours between 2-4pm. Following the touring hours, there will be a memorial service for mourners to leave flowers or mementos.
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