John Hillerman, best known for his supporting role on the popular television program, “Magnum, P.I.” has passed away. He was 84.
According to his publicist, he died of natural causes at his home on Thursday. Hillerman was also known for his roles in the well-known movies “Chinatown” and “Blazing Saddles.”
Hillerman’s life-changing role came 30 years after the start of his acting career. In 1984 he was cast as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III in the hit T.V. series “Magnum, P.I.”
“It’s the best gig I’ve ever had,” he said in a 1984 interview. “You’re looking at this rare thing: a happy actor.”
The show was a mega-hit for CBS during its eight-year run. Hillerman won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his role as Higgins.
Fans of the beloved actor have expressed their condolences on social media. Many feel as if Hollywood has lost another legend.
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