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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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16.

RedPill    

Smart man no wife no kids he get's to keep all his money!

729 days ago
17.

Honeys Booboo    

He's gone to that DEe-Luxe Apartment in the sky...

729 days ago
18.

neicey    

R.I.P. Sherman

729 days ago
19.

DaveT    

Sad news, loved that guy, he's a huge part of childhood TV memories because he had a such a huge presence on the screen, he brought a lot of his own personality to the George character, he was who he was, had his opinions and beliefs, didn't apologize for them.
And one of the funniest guys in TV history, one of the very few who makes me laugh out loud when I watch him. RIP and say Hi to Weezy

729 days ago
20.

Richelle     

This is so sad ! He was such an amazingly good actor and so funny! R.I.P

729 days ago
21.

SAY WHAT    

MOVING ON UP.........R.I.P. SHERMAN. AND THANKS FOR THE GREAT LAUGHS BUDDY.

729 days ago
22.

Shawn    

no wife and no kids, that's a downer

729 days ago
23.

nobody important    

No wife? No kids? El Paso?? Who knew? Oh well.....he's movin on up.....everybody sing along!!!! One of my favorite shows growing up

729 days ago
24.

peaches    

Movin' on up...

729 days ago
25.

vickyd0912    

RIP!

729 days ago
26.

dd    

Noooooo!

729 days ago
27.

brownisclown    

Yo, Mr J! I know you'll be swinging those arms and strutting your stuff through those pearly white gates! Thanks for all the laughs, my brother!

RIP

729 days ago
28.

Bridget    

One of the funniest guys in sitcom history.


RIP Sherman, you will be missed.

729 days ago
29.

thehoch    

Moving on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky....

729 days ago
30.

sc101071    

He finally got a piece of the pie.

729 days ago
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