Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Magnum PI's John Hillerman Passes Away At 84

Magnum PI's John Hillerman Passes Away At 84

85-year ended the life of Hollywood actor John Hillerman, which received worldwide fame thanks to the role of Professor Higgins in the acclaimed series of the 80s "Private detective Magnum". At this time, the cause of death has not been released. You couldn't play Scrabble with him'. Hillerman also had recurring roles in "One Day at a Time" and "The Betty White Show".

According to, he also had roles in other high-profile films like "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" in 1970, "The Last Picture Show" in 1971, "What's Up, Doc?" in 1972, "High Plains Drifter" and "Paper Moon", both in 1973.

Hillerman was best known for starring as John Higgins opposite Tom Selleck on the CBS drama "Magnum, P.I.", which ran from 1980 to 1988.

Hillerman retired from acting in 1999. He got the Mel Brooks classic in 1974 and then a spot in Roman Polanski's noir classic Chinatown that same year.

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Tritico said there will not be any funeral services, per Hillerman's request.

The actor's final appearance was in the 1996 film "A Very Brady Sequel".

Hillerman's survivors include a sister, Jo Ann Tritico, and seven nieces and nephews including Chris Tritico, a Houston attorney.

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