'Magnum, P.I.' actor John Hillerman dies at 84

LOS ANGELES - Actor John Hillerman, 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.

Hillerman played stuffy Jonathan Higgins to Tom Selleck's free-wheeling private detective Thomas Magnum in the hit 1980s series set in Hawaii.

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.

Hillerman appeared in other series, including ValerieThe Love Boat and The Betty White Show. His film credits include The Last Picture Show and High Plains Drifter.


John Hillerman, left, and Betty White, right, arrive at Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif., in Sept. 1985. (Photo: LIU, AP)

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WZZM 13 app now.

Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

© 2017 Associated Press


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment