LOS ANGELES:-  ‘Magnum, P.I.’ star John Hillerman has died of natural causes aged 84, his publicist has said. John Hillerman has died aged 84. The late actor, who portrayed Jonathan Higgins in the long-running TV series ‘Magnum, P.I.’, passed away on Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas. According to CNN, his publicist Lori De Waal said he died of natural causes. John was best known for his ‘Magnum P.I.’ role of Higgins, a foil to Tom Selleck’s titular character Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living in Hawaii. In 1987, John was handed an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and also a Golden Globe gong in the same year for his portrayal of the snooty, but likeable, character.–CM