Hollywood was hit with some sad news that didn’t have anything to do with sexual assault for a change.
Beloved actor John Hillerman, who played the role of Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, in the 1980’s mega-hit Magnum P.I. died on Thursday.
The Higgins character was a lot like his portrayal of Simon Brimmer, a snooty detective on the 1970s show “Ellery Queen.”
Hillerman received his first on-screen acting credit in 1971 in the Western “Lawman” and had 30 years of acting experience when he landed the role of Higgins on “Magnum P.I.”
Some sad news to pass along. John Hillerman, actor of Magnum P.I., passed away today at the age 84. RIP Sir. pic.twitter.com/tpORGtLFM9
— William Davis (@davis1988will) November 10, 2017
The 84-year-old also appeared in “Simon & Simon” and “Murder, She Wrote” as the Higgins character, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He also had credits in other hit TV shows like “One Day at a Time” and “The Betty White Show” and movies like “Blazing Saddles,” “History of the World: Part I,” “Chinatown,” and “A Very Brady Sequel.”
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my good friend John Hillerman. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn this loss. pic.twitter.com/5PM4gXqolt
— Larry Manetti (@LarryManetti) November 10, 2017
Hillerman’s cause of death is not known. He will be missed.
Rest in peace "Higgins". You will be missed. "John Hillerman" pic.twitter.com/hlmBr63HWd
— Michelle (@michlmcm) November 10, 2017
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