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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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256.

Mikey Mike    

"Hemsley had no wife and no kids."

Does the writer of this article know that he was gay? Research much? He was openly so for years. Of course he didn't have a wife.

791 days ago
257.

Bassil Hashimi    

I love the TV Show The Jefferson and like the acter Sherman Hemsley as he played George Jefferson and I will kee him in my prayers at all time.
Thank You
Sincerely
Bassil Hasimi

791 days ago
258.

Bob a Booey    

"Hemsley had no wife and no kids" No duh? He was a homosexual and a great one at that!

791 days ago
259.

your boss    

R.i.p. Great, u da man!!! Save me a room in that deluxe apartment in the skyyy.

791 days ago
260.

MP    

Another American icon has passed. No matter the age it's still very sad. I'm disappointed TMZ posted pictures of the body being removed. It's unnecessary to see them.

791 days ago
261.

robin    

Was anything ever funnier than George slamming the front door in somebody's...Usually Tom Willis' face? You were the best Mr. Hemsley!

791 days ago
262.

Cis    

I am watching Amen as I am reading this.So sad. He was such a funny guy. RIP Mr.Hemsley.Thank you for all the laughs and good times you shared with us over the years.

791 days ago
263.

notalawyer    

Where is the latest FAKE news about Kim Kardashian?
Does this mean she is no longer front page news?

791 days ago
264.

HumanNature    

LOVE YOU ON THE JEFFERSON, ARCHIE BUNKER AND AMEN!!!!!


THANK YOU FOR THE MANY "ROTFLMAO"


R.I.P. MR. HEMSLEY

791 days ago
265.

Christopher J Holley    

George Jefferson Died update
http://www.globalcollegeblog.com/sherman-hemsley-aka-george-jefferson-died.html

791 days ago
266.

Christopher J Holley    

George Jefferson Died update
http://www.globalcollegeblog.com/sherman-hemsley-aka-george-jefferson-died.html

791 days ago
267.

angie    

rip sherman ,loved the jeffersons ,great funnyman

791 days ago
268.

voiceofreason    

RIP Sherman! Looks like a Jefferson's reunion will not be happening anytime soon!

791 days ago
269.

DARON    

HE WILL BE MISSED AND BOY HE WAS FUNNY GUY,,R...I...P....SHERMAN,IT IS ALL SO SHAME HE HAD NO WIFE OR KIDS TO KEEP HIS GENES GOING ON,,,WELL R,,,I,,P,,,

791 days ago
270.

LindaJay    

May he rest in peace. Boy, just hearing that theme song takes me right back there. Our family had sooo many laughs. It was shocking to see a black man with so much attitude, who had his own business---seen first on "All in the Family". Always eating crow --as Weezie gave him the tsk, tsk and head shake. Loved that show. Thanks a million.

791 days ago
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