John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck’s freewheeling analyst Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV arrangement Magnum, P.I. has passed on, his nephew said Thursday. Hillerman was 84.
Hillerman, who had been in declining wellbeing, kicked the bucket Thursday of normal causes at his home in Houston, nephew Chris Tritico said.
Other than playing supervisor of the Hawaiian bequest that Magnum utilized as home base, Hillerman was referred to for his 1970s parts as haughty radio show criminologist Simon Brimmer on the Ellery Queen arrangement and the troublesome manager on the sitcom One Day at a Time.
At the point when Hillerman chose to resign around 17 years prior, the performing artist conceived in Denison, Texas, came back to his local state and was content abandoning Hollywood, said his nephew. He recollected his uncle, an Air Force veteran, affectionately.
“He had an outstanding sense of humour and was one of the most well-read people I ever met. You couldn’t play Scrabble with him,” Tritico said.