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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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286.

lisa    

sorry for your lost you guys are in my pray.

730 days ago
287.

Chase B.    

Thank you sincerely Mr. Helmsley. I spent my entire life with you and never even knew your last name. Will not be forgotten by me or my family.

730 days ago
288.

Gerri    

He's movin' on up to the Heaven side/to a dee-luxe apartment in the sky!

730 days ago
289.

Mark P    

I saw Hemsley in the musical Purly, based on Purly, Victorious. His performance was memorable.

730 days ago
290.

weezie    

You in dat delux apartment in da sky, you finally found dat piece of the Pieeye eye a

730 days ago
291.

Sabrina Richardson    

I'm sadly to her about Sherman Hemsley, he will be missed all around.

730 days ago
292.

Lazybum    

Move on up Sherman- you earned it.

730 days ago
293.

danamoore    

He was a funny man. He made me laugh alot. The most I am going to miss is his dance. RIP.

730 days ago
294.

Francois Bonhomme    

Thank you for making me laugh so hard when I was a kid and still with the rerun. Rest In Peace Brother!

730 days ago
295.

bishop    

Enjoy the dee-luxx apartment in the sky Mr. Hemsley.
You were the best!
The Bishop

730 days ago
296.

Evelyn C    

I grew up watching your shows you always made me laugh.Rest in peace. You were great in all your rolls. Thanks for bringing us laughter. You and Archie taught us a lot. RIP

730 days ago
297.

Mike    

One less Black closet racist

730 days ago
298.

Fortner    

We are losing all the great tv stars, television will never be the same.

730 days ago
299.

JJnTX    

God Bless Mr. Hemsley's soul.

I wish he and Redd Fox would have done a comedy together.

730 days ago
300.

jenny    

rip

730 days ago
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