RIP, Larry. You made this show worth watching... (and the 1978 series too!)
I do feel I, unfortunately, did see this coming. He looked pretty frail as the season aired last summer. According to some reports he's still star in some of season 2 when it airs in January. I know it's probably disrespectful upon *just* learning of his death in what capacity he'll appear, but I know he loved Dallas, Dallas was his life and I'm sure the character will also die off sending shock waves throughout the storyline. With Jan 28th fast approaching, I'm sure part of this upcoming season is still in the can and we'll see JR ride again... which does soften the blow someone.
I'm off for a stiff drink in solidarity, and maybe a look at a couple of the old episodes.