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Sherman Hemsley

Dead

7/24/2012 1:57 PM PDT UPDATED: 7/24/2012 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sherman Hemsley has died.
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1:58 PM PT --
Sources tell us ... Hemsley was discovered by his nurse ... who initially believed the actor was asleep. Once she realized something was wrong, she called for help.

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Sherman Hemsley
, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died, El Paso cops tell TMZ.

Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas. 

Sources tell us ... it appears Hemsley died from natural causes.

Sherman Hemsley's body being removed from his El Paso, Texas home.
Hemsley, who was 74, became famous during his appearances on "All in the Family."  The spin-off, "The Jeffersons" was a monster hit.  He also starred in the TV show, "Amen."  He was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, "Ain't that A Kick in the Head."



Hemsley had no wife and no kids. It's unclear how he died.

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Miss Mary    

RIP Sherman , . .

632 days ago
2.

dawnmarie    

Rest in peace Sherman. You brought such laughs & joy to our family!!

632 days ago
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dazzyl    

RIP Mr. Hemsley.

632 days ago
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the real diva    

how sad. he was such a great actor. RIP Sherman.

632 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

RIP Sherman...

632 days ago
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Laurie    

RIP Sherman. The Jeffersons was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Thanks for making me laugh!

632 days ago
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ratched    

El Paso, Texas? RIP Mr. Hemsley.)

632 days ago
8.

mebrat24    

RIP
He was a funny guy with Archie

632 days ago
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thehoch    

One of the funniest dudes EVER on TV. His role as George Jefferson will always be a classic. RIP! Prayers to his family and friends. Probably never got the notoriety or big screen opportunities that he should.

632 days ago
10.

Meanie    

RIP Sherman

632 days ago
11.

Rude Boy    

A true comedy icon. RIP

632 days ago
12.

Nelsonk    

Sad :-(

632 days ago
13.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

The ultimate :movin' on up".... RIP Mr. Hemsley. Thank you for the great moments you shared with us in your work.

632 days ago
14.

Anthony    

This guy made me laugh so hard at times, loved him to death back when he was a fixture on TV. RIP..

632 days ago
15.

David    

RIP

632 days ago
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