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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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Patricia Normand    

RIP George. Loved growing up watching you

800 days ago
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KEION.B    

R.I.P Sherman Hemsley & Niecey Jackson yall in a better place

800 days ago
168.

Zaidi    

A CLASS ACT! He will be missed.

800 days ago
169.

AIM    

You've moved on up Sherman RIP!

800 days ago
170.

HeavyG    

R.I.P thanks for the memories GOD bless you and your family

800 days ago
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jimmy smith    

hes movin on up....you go george

800 days ago
172.

James A    

R.I.P. Mr.Sherman Hemsley god has a new angel now!!!!!!!!

800 days ago
173.

guest    

Movin' on up to heavin. You were one of the best Sherm.

800 days ago
174.

shirley    

rest in peace

800 days ago
175.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Wow. I remember Amen. Wasn't as good as Jeffersons or All in the Family, but he delivered every time. Now he's really movin' on up.

800 days ago
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Shonie    

Gosh! I was just watching him on tv this am giving Mr. Bentley a hard time. Thanks for all the laughs. Rest in peace.

800 days ago
177.

Fata876    

You've moved on up to a deluxe apartment in the skies my friend. R.I.P.

800 days ago
178.

steph    

I am sad that Sherman Helmsley (George Jefferson) Passed away. I loved the Jeffersons show and Amen he was very funny and I watched every episode. He will be missed. Such a man with talent.

800 days ago
179.

A    

He was also the original "Gitlow" in PURLIE (the musical adaptation of PURLIE VICTORIOUS by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. He was a WONDER to behold on stage!

800 days ago
180.

BARBARA madderom    

rip Sherman hemsley you wil be missed .
loved you on the jeffersons/ will miss you my friend

800 days ago
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