Emmy Winning Actor John Hillerman Passes Away At Age 84

John Hillerman

John Hillerman was perhaps best known for portraying the snobby British caretaker on the hit TV series "Magnum, P.I."

The beloved TV and film actor died on Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas at the age of 84, according to his publicist Lori De Waal. The cause of death was not reported. 

From the Broadway stage to the silver screen, Hillerman also played supporting roles in "Chinatown" and "Blazing Saddles."

He hit TV stardom in 1980, playing Jonathan Quayle Higgins III alongside Tom Selleck, on the CBS series "Magnum, P.I." The hit character won him an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama and a Golden Globe. 

Prior to "Magnum," HIllerman starred in the 1940s radio show on the NBC revival of "Ellery Queen."

Throughout his career, he also starred and appeared in "One Day at a Time," the sitcom, "The Betty White Show and "Undercover Woman."

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