Ken Kercheval's 'Dallas' Fans Mourn the Loss of 'Charming' Actor

It was recently announced that Dallas actor Ken Kercheval has passed away, and fans are now mourning the loss of the "charming" star.

This week, it was revealed that the 83-year-old who played Cliff Barnes on the iconic series had died in his hometown of Clinton, Indiana.

Following the sad news, fans of Kercheval came out to lament his death and share messages of sympathy on social media.

"RIP, and condolences to family," one fan said, "But may I say this piece of news directly reminds me of a happy time of childhood: a familiar face in Dallas watched in family, with its incredible tune song in French — a top of kitsch for nostalgia that I recommend."

"Oh no, such a shame. Loved Cliff Barnes," another fan said. "Hope he's up there battling with JR as we speak."

"Sorry to hear the passing of [Ken Kercheval] aka [Cliff Barnes] from the original cast of #Dallas My sympathies to his surviving family, friends and his fellows within the entertainment world whom he worked with. [Linda Gray]," someone else said.

"Lost another great one that I had the honor of working with. Ken Kercheval was a legend from the Original Dallas and luckily for us he Returned to the new Dallas. Twas an honor Ken. RIP," one other user tweeted.

In addition to Dallas, throughout his illustrious career Kercheval also appeared in TV shows such as L.A. Law, Starsky & Hutch, ER, Crossing Jordan, and Diagnosis: Murder.


He also reprised his role as Cliff Barnes during TNT's 2012 revival of Dallas.

Kercheval is reportedly survived by five children and six grandchildren. He was married three different times in his life, but was not married at the time of his death.