Poor Miss Ellie, dead at 82 of lung cancer.
She was probably the only character on Dallas who was rarely angry. Never involved in any of the scandals (she did give John Ross back to Sue Ellen, afterall), and always the voice of reason. How could you not like her?
She was preceded in death 30 years prior by her husband, whom also died of cancer. She went broke paying medical bills for her husband’s illness, but by 1980 she’d received an Emmy for her role on Dallas. 25 years later, she’s still the only nightime soap actress to ever receive the award.
We’ll all miss you, Miss Ellie!