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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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181.

lutz adamczyk    

R.I.P. Sherman.......AKA..George Jefferson....

717 days ago
182.

steve    

rip brother i will see you again some day

717 days ago
183.

RHONDA    

Rest in peace!

717 days ago
184.

Nancy Berkowitz    

R.I.P. Loved your shows!

717 days ago
185.

arlean williams    

am going to miss you sherman r.i.p love allways.

717 days ago
186.

donalder    

R.I.P GEORGE U WERE GREAT!!!!

717 days ago
187.

Quinn    

Aw man, he was awesome! RIP Sherman!!

717 days ago
188.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Safe movin' on up, Mr. Hemsley.

717 days ago
189.

Gretchen    

wow this was a shocker to me. loved watching him and vezzy on the jeffersons. R.I.P Sherman - LazyCash29.COM

717 days ago
190.

Charles E. Davis    

A great guy and actor. I received many hours of pleasure and laughs from his role in the Jeffersons. May he rest in peach.

717 days ago
191.

iesha    

REST IN PARADISE.......Sherman

717 days ago
192.

Kenny Powers    

Well he's movin on up,To a deluxe apartment in the sky. He finally got a piece of the pie. R.I.P. George.

717 days ago
193.

Throwback kid    

Thank you for all the laughs Mr Hemsley, you truly were a funny man. Long before whe had these awful reality shows like the Kardashians and Jersey Shore and all these loser Paris Hilton shows we had classic comedy shows like the Jefferson's, this was an era when you actually needed to have talent to be on a TV show, What happened to this country? things used to be better. RIP Sherman

717 days ago
194.

Regina    

RIP Mr Hensley. I saw him once in a early episode of Soul Train. He came out on stage and I thought, WHAT???? But he started to sing and he was GOOD. He was so nervous and kept saying he was surprised that he wasn't getting bood and thrown off the stage. You could tell he was EXTREMELY nervous.
I am sorry to hear that he passed. Condolences to his family.

717 days ago
195.

Caroline Martinez    

rip mr.

717 days ago
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