John Hillerman, best known for his role as “Higgins” on the 1980’s hit TV show, “Magnum PI” dies at the age of 84 in Houston, Texas. We don’t know the exact cause of death, but according to his nephew, John had been in declining health for quite some time.
Not many people know, but John Hillerman was an Air Force veteran. He was extremely well-read and was born in Texas! Higgins…born in Texas? It’s all true. John was born in Denison, Texas and actually had a Texan accent…one which he used in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles.
John leaves behind a sister (Jo Ann Tritico), and seven nieces & nephews.
We shall miss you John Hillerman!