Jared Martin, who played Dusty Far­low on ‘Dal­las,’ dies

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

Jared Martin, who be­came a fan favourite with his por­trayal of the charm­ing cow­boy Dusty Far­low on the 1980s soap opera “Dal­las,’’ has died. He was 75.

Martin died Wed­nes­day at his Philadel­phia home af­ter bat­tling pan­cre­atic can­cer for over a year, said his wife, Yu Wei.

On “Dal­las,’’ Martin played a rancher who was the lover of Sue Ellen, played by ac­tress Linda Gray.

“Rest In Peace dear Jared Martin,’’ Gray tweeted Fri­day. “I have such beau­ti­ful mem­o­ries of work­ing with you as Dusty Far­low on Dal­las.’’

His char­ac­ter was also a sus­pect in the 1980 se­ries cliffhanger that left the world won­der­ing who shot ornery oil­man J.R. Ewing. The catch­phrase “Who shot J.R.?’’ be­came part of the com­mon ver­nac­u­lar as view­ers waited to find out who had fired on him.

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