Maj Axelsson: Cause of Death and Everything About Larry Hagman’s wife

Maj Axelsson

Maj Axelsson is an American Actress and also the wife of Larry Hagman. Maj Axelsson’s husband Hagman was an American film and television actor, director, and producer, best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1978–1991 primetime television soap opera Dallas and the befuddled astronaut Major Anthony Nelson in the 1965–1970 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Maj Axelsson: Bio Summary

Full NameMaj Axelsson
famous aswife of Larry Hagman
Age 88 years old as of 2022
Date of BirthMay 13, 1928
Place of BirthEskilstuna, Sweden
Date of DeathMay 31, 2016
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac signTaurus
Children  Heidi Hagman, Preston Hagman
Husband  Larry Hagman (m. 1954–2012)

Maj Axelsson was born on 13 May 1928 in Eskilstuna, Sweden to her parent. Maj died on May 31 2016 in Los Angeles, Califonia, United States of America. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus. Larry Hagman and his wife, Axelsson were married for nearly six decades.

For many years, fans of the actor believed he had a stable and enviable marriage, but it wasn’t really so.

The actor’s daughter, Kristina, penned a book titled The Eternal Party: Understanding My Dad, Larry Hagman, the TV Star America Loved to Hate, where she gave an insight into her parents’ marriage.

How did Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj Axelsson

How did the two love birds meet and started their relationship? Larry was a US serviceman, based in the UK; she was working here as a clothing designer. The couple tied the knot in 1954. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones.

They had two children, Heidi Kristina (born 1958) and Preston (born 1962). The family was a longtime resident of Malibu, California, then moved to Ojai.

The couples, Larry Hagman and Maj Axelsson were together for 58 long years but it was not the ideal marriage that they portrayed to the world according to her daughter. In the book, Kristina wrote that her father loved secrets and one of his best-kept ones included the many lovers he had despite being a married man.

In an excerpt from his daughter’s book provided by DailyMail, Kristina narrated how she didn’t even know the extent of her father’s infidelities until after he died in 2012 when many of his past lovers came out to reveal their relationship.

According to Larry’s daughter, Maj Axelsson devoted her life to making her father happy. And while he spoke glowingly about her to the press, he wasn’t exactly the most loving husband in private. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease [June 2009].


As an actress, Maj Axelsson is known for Antonio (1973), Living with Ed (2007), and The Annual National Jewish Fund Awards Dinner (1989). Her husband is best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1978–1991 primetime television soap opera Dallas and the befuddled astronaut Major Anthony Nelson in the 1965–1970 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Hagman had supporting roles in numerous films, including Fail-SafeHarry and TontoS.O.B.Nixon, and Primary Colors.

 Maj Axelsson cause of death

In 2012, Maj’s husband Larry Hagman passed away at the age of 81 after suffering complications from cancer. In June 2011, Hagman said he had stage 2 throat cancer. He commented, “As J. R. I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail, and adultery, but I got caught by cancer. Hagman died on November 23, 2012, at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas following complications from acute myeloid leukemia

How did Larry Hagman’s wife, Maj Axelsson die? About four years later after, Larry’s death, reports circulated that Maj had died as well. She passed away in May 2016 at the age of 88. Much information was not given about the cause of her death.

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