Dallas actress Linda Gray, 80, reveals her son Jeff Thrasher, 54, has died

Dallas actress Linda Gray, 80, reveals her son Jeff Thrasher, 54, has died

DALLAS actress Linda Gray’s son, Jeff Thrasher, has died aged 56 after battling AML leukemia.

The veteran star, 80, made the devastating announcement on Monday while sharing two photos of Jeff on Instagram.

Dallas actress Linda Gray has revealed her son Jeff Thrasher has diedCredit: Scope Features

Linda wrote: “A celebration of my son Jeff’s life.

“He was the kindest, funniest, sweetest human being… he brought the world such love and was loved by everyone! May his journey be a magical one.”

She shared a photo of Jeff’s back as he rode a bicycle in the woods and another of Jeff’s name carved into the sand on a beach at sunset.

Linda’s post was met with an outpouring of support from fans sending their condolences.

She announced on Monday that director Jeff, 56, had diedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
She called Jeff the ‘kindest, sweetest human’ in an emotional postCredit: Instagram
Linda, 80, shared a sweet photo of Jeff riding a bikeCredit: Instagram
The star also posted a snap of Jeff’s name carved on a beach at sunsetCredit: Instagram

Actress Jordana Brewster was among the well-wishers, writing: “Linda I am so sorry. I am sending you all of my love and strength.”

Jeff’s father is Ed Thrasher, who Linda was married to from 1962 until 1983.

Ed died in 2009 due to complications from cancer.

Jeff died of AML leukemiaCredit: Twitter
Jeff’s father was Linda’s ex-husband EdCredit: Getty Images – Getty

She also has a daughter Kehly Sloane, 54, who has two children with her husband Lance Sloane.

Linda started out in her career as a model, before getting her big break on Dallas in 1978.

She played Sue Ellen Ewing, the wife of Larry Hagman’s character J. R. Ewing on the CBS soap opera.

Linda shot to fame on Dallas in the 70s and 80sCredit: Rex Features
She appeared in several of the soap opera’s rebootsCredit: Warner Brothers

Linda appeared in 12 of 14 seasons of Dallas – which ran until 1989.

She was nominated for two Golden Globes and one Emmy Award thanks to her portrayal of Sue.

She returned to Dallas in 1996 and 1998 for spinoffs and also appeared on the TNT reboot from 2012 until 2014.

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