John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck’s freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series Magnum, P.I. has died at the age of 84.
Hillerman, who had been in declining health, died Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas, his nephew Chris Tritico told media.
Hillerman’s nephew remembered his uncle fondly, saying: ‘He had an outstanding sense of humor and was one of the most well-read people I ever met. You couldn’t play Scrabble with him.’