"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!!!!!!!!!"
– THE REEDY FAMILY,
Jul 24, 2011
"James Arness was a wonderful actor and my favorite of all... I still watch him every night... I never get tired of watching him in Gunsmoke.... He was always so respectful and fair in all he did.... R.I.P. Matt Dillon, you will always be greatly missed here on earth.... We loved you!!!!"
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