FILE- This Sept. 22, 1985, file photo shows John Hillerman, left, and Betty White, right, arriving at Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. A spokeswoman for the family of Hillerman says the co-star of TV's 'Magnum, P.I.' has died. Hillerman was 84. Spokeswoman Lori De Waal said Hillerman died Thursday at his home in Houston. She said the cause of death has yet to be determined.
Patrick McMahon, Rare.us
John Hillerman, the 84-year-old actor who most notably starred in Magnum, P.I. as Tom Selleck’s exacting sidekick Higgins, has died at his home in Houston.
Hillerman also was known for his 1970s roles as arrogant radio show detective Simon Brimmer on the “Ellery Queen” series, and as a difficult boss on “One Day at a Time.”
“He had an outstanding sense of humor and was one of the most well-read people I ever met. You couldn’t play Scrabble with him,” Tritico told The AP.
Hillerman appeared in a number of other series, including “Valerie,” “The Love Boat” and “The Betty White Show.” His film credits include “The Last Picture Show,” “High Plains Drifter,” and Howard of the Johnson family in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles.”
Tritico said there will not be any funeral services, per Hillerman’s request.
Hillerman is survived by his sister, Jo Ann Tritico, and seven nieces and nephews, Chris Tritico among them.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.