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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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136.

Mary    

RIP Sherman Hemsley the Jeffersons was a good show growing up my mom loved watching u and Louise (wheezy)

639 days ago
137.

Gayle Watkins    

Sherman Hensley was the best actor around. He made a name for himself and will be truly missed. I wonder what happens to his estate since he had no children or a spouse? Hopefully he had a will and that he will give part of it charities. He will be truly missed!

639 days ago
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Weezy    

May you rest in peace. Thank you for a lifetime of laughs. They don't make shows like The Jeffersons and Amen anymore. I grew up watching those shows and would sneak to watch The Jeffersons in my room when I was supposed to be sleeping. I was afraid of the dark and to calm myself I would replay Jeffersons episodes in my mind. I'm about to cry right now

639 days ago
139.

Tanya    

Thank you Sherman, you were a great actor.

639 days ago
140.

yaya    

I think I could have lived a million years without seeing George jefferson in a body bag. :(

639 days ago
141.

Belinda Fairley    

Now George and Wezzy can be together once again

639 days ago
142.

dm99    

Sad day!!

639 days ago
143.

fahmahsgirl    

RIP....very disrespectful showing his body being hauled away....jeeezzz

639 days ago
144.

Michael & Belinda Millner    

WOW... So sorry to hear of his passing now our prayers go out to the FAMILY in there time of Sorrow.
RIP...... rest in peace you willl greatly be missed
Sherman Hemsley a awesome ICON in our life
Michael & Belinda Millner Of Pompano Beach Fl.

639 days ago
145.

LURCH    

RIP George Jefferson! Man, were losing a lot of the great acters this year!!!!!!

639 days ago
146.

Michael & Belinda Millner    

WOW....... a great loss now our prayers go out to his Family in this time of sorrow
we will miss this great ICON RIP...rest in peace
SHERMAN HEMSLEY

639 days ago
147.

dekstar     

I think he loved El Paso because we let him be a normal person no autograph signing just a wussup man. I used to see him paying his cell phone bill all the time R.I.P. CHUCO will miss him

639 days ago
148.

Tonia    

TO BAD! RIP SHERMAN! GOD BLESS THE FAMILY!!

639 days ago
149.

RPG 34     

looks like you have moved on up God Bless you Sherm

639 days ago
150.

Patricia     

he is a favorite fan of mines Rip Sherman

639 days ago
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