"Still watch Gunsmoke and really enjoy it. To me he was a gentle giant."
– Paula, fan,
NY, May 12, 2014
"Growing up with Gunsmoke literally since I was born in 1955, I cried when I heard of his passing. No shows of that caliber will ever be seen again."
– Michael Dekle, Fan,
Ochlocknee, GA, Dec 31, 2011
"Dear Jim, I cried and cried when it was your time to go , I watched you on Gunsmoke, my grandmother and i never missed a show it was out special time to see that show, I was a wee girl and you were my hero, I always told my grandma "I want to marry him" shows back then had moral stories and were healthy for a kid like me to watch, to me as I got older your character was "a real man' strong, yet shy, gentle, yet commanding, a real man of the law, I loved the show, and my thoughts of you as a normal person were that you were kind, a good dad, and funny, i dont know why , but i just thought you would be great to have as a dad. your still my hero. so much love to you, I know your soul is with God, and you are in a state of happiness one day i will meet your soul you lovely beautiful man. thank you for your talent and godness,"
– ashleigh, fan,
Dec 26, 2011
"I loved Gunsmoke and everyone involved in it. I also liked his brother's show as well."
– Mikkie Hicks, A fan,
Dec 24, 2011
"He will be deeply missed. Prayers go out to his family & friends at this time."
– mary, fan,
Jul 28, 2011
"TRULY A GREAT AMERICAN HERO. WE LOVED TO WATCH HIM AS KIDS, THEN THE RERUNS WITH MY HUSBAND AND OUR KIDS!!!!!!!!! RIP MARSHALL DILLON!!!!!!!!!! AND GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!"
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