Hillerman dead at 84
US actor John Hillerman who co-starred in TV’s Magnum, P.I., has died aged 84.
Hillerman played stuffy Jonathan Higgins to Tom Selleck’s private detective Thomas Magnum in the hit 1980s series set in Hawaii.
Hillerman was also 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 appeared in a number of other series, including Valerie, The Love Boat and The Betty White Show.
His 20 film credits include The Last Picture Show and High Plains Drifter.
The Magnum role earned him a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in 1982. He received four Emmy nominations, including a win in 1987.