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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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Seldombinlaid    

God Bless you Sherman. And thank you for bring us such wonderful entertainment in all your endevors. RIP Our Dear Friend.

791 days ago
227.

Jimmi    

Loved him! I guess no wife and no kids means--gay. just sayin'

791 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

Watched each one of his shows. Heck even purchased the Moving On Up collection a few years back. Sometimes it's a good thing to get away from the sitcoms of today. This is one sitcom I will cherish for ever and will always find time to watch. They don't make television like this anymore.
R.I.P. Mr. Hemsley (respectfully you're old enough to be my father). He loved you also :-)

791 days ago
229.

News Flash     

Good bye to a true comedian. They don't makem like him anymore :(

791 days ago
230.

MrHarrybawls2010    

He was a great man and will be missed dearly.

Alan Thicke and Tony Danza on the other hand.......

791 days ago
231.

Todd Anderson    

I will miss SHERMAN HEMSLEY

I just have to wait the reruns


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791 days ago
232.

ladybugmoyer    

I watched every show from the Jeffersom to Amen and he was the one of the funniest men I know. Rest in peace , and keep the people in heaven smiling . You will be missed but not forgotten.

791 days ago
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VastLeftWing Conspriacy    

Well he's moving on up... to the sky... Thanks for all the laughs!

791 days ago
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buxxy    

Oh, so sorry...really....I LOVED he and Wheezy. Part of my life growing up. RIP....xxxxxooooo

791 days ago
235.

Carol    

Sherman Hemsley was a fine actor ; he was very entertaining , May he rest in peace , we will miss him

791 days ago
236.

RK    

He was the best there was.I never missed his shows.R.I.P Sherman

791 days ago
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VIVICA    

HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY ALL. MY PRAYERS GO TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS,REST IN HEAVEN.

791 days ago
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Kathryn Atkins    

Remembered for The Jeffersons and Amen.

791 days ago
239.

Larry Winer    

Moving on up to that Penthouse in the sky. RIP Jefferson! Love from Archie!

791 days ago
240.

SaymoWayno    

Thanks for babysitting me after school each day during the 80's. You're the best.....

791 days ago
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