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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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DrDeMarzo    

He had no wife and no kids because...he was gay. Duh. Do your research, people.

818 days ago
197.

Judy    

Very sad to hear this...loved The Jeffersons...too young to die.

818 days ago
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john johnson    

r.i.p. mr. helmsley

818 days ago
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ObamaIsGodAwful    

I'll never forget his role as meathead.

818 days ago
200.

Jenn    

Thanks for the Memories!!! RIP Sherman.

818 days ago
201.

Miss ward    

Rest in peace gone but will not be forgotten.will be miss

818 days ago
202.

PROMISE    

RIP SHERMAN HEMSLEY.. U WILL BE TRULY MISSED.. A TRUE LEGEND AND ICON IN THE BLACK HOUSE HOLD.

818 days ago
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MICHAEL JACKSON/TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIVE    

LOVE HIS SHOW IF ALL OF HOLLYWOOD WAS SIMPLE CLASSIC LIKE HIM!

818 days ago
204.

Dennis D    

Unfortunate that in REAL LIFE it was Sherman who was a racist and Carol O'Conner who wasn't.

818 days ago
205.

Ih8Taxes    

I met him once when I was in college working at the Marriott. He was a very nice gentleman and will be missed.

818 days ago
206.

dadguard81    

So I guess he is moving on up to the delux apartment in the sky. RIP Sherman you will be missed

818 days ago
207.

Unvincible    

Aww, I loved that guy when I was a kid. That sucks. I hope his last few years have been peaceful

818 days ago
208.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Breaking News: Funnyman Fred Willard just spotted on the Santa Monica freeway driving a '68 green Dodge Dart with a gun to his head. More on this story as it develops.......

Love,
Wolf Blitzer

818 days ago
209.

Johnny Blackhart    

A career and life any one would be proud of .

818 days ago
210.

MARYEARL39@AOL.COM    

LOVE THAT MAN A PERSON THAT I THINK COULD MAKE A DEAD MAN LAUGH.

818 days ago
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