The point is that guys like Larry Hagman had a good life . Almost too good. He abused his body from his drinking habit and I believe through his fame and fortune was able to get a risky liver transplant just like another famous guy who had a life of too much partying. David Crosby the guitarist, singer and songwriter from the band Crosby, Stills & Nash was also the recipient of a highly publicized liver transplant in 1995. News of his transplant created some controversy because of his celebrity status and his past issues with drugs and alcohol addiction.
Yet both men also went on and continued having more success in their careers. David Crosby in addition to his solo career was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash ( who are sometimes joined by Neil Young), and CPR. Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame twice: once for his work in The Byrds and once for his work with CSN.
In a long TV and movie career, Larry Hagman is best remembered for his roles on the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie and the primetime soap Dallas—his signature role and one that he recently reprised in the reboot of the series. After undergoing a life-saving transplant following his diagnosis of liver disease his transplant also created some controversy because of his celebrity status and his past issues with drug and alcohol addiction.
Later Hagman became an advocate of organ donation and hosted the National Kidney Foundation's U.S. Transplant Games. The adamant former smoker also chaired the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. In 2008, during his appearance on shows, he had fun with his trademark Stetson, described how he made the J.R. Ewing character so memorable and talked about his focus on health and well-being. Recently, Hagman lost his battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.