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The Texan played the stuffy (but lovable) character on the Tom Selleck 
starrer, winning an Emmy in 1987, and appeared in 'Chinatown' and 
'Blazing Saddles.' 

John Hillerman, the actor who made a career out of playing snooty 
types, including Tom Selleck's fastidious estate caretaker Jonathan 
Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died Thursday. He was 84.

Hillerman, who received four Emmy nominations in consecutive years for 
portraying Higgins and won in 1987, died at his home in Houston, family 
spokeswoman Lori De Waal told the Associated Press. She said the cause 
of death had not been determined.

His Higgins character was a natural extension of a part he played on 
the TV detective show Ellery Queen: Simon Brimmer, a radio personality 
and affected gent who fancied himself a savvy sleuth. Ironically, 
Hillerman, who often played condescending characters with more than a 
touch of the Tory Brit