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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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Teresa Sawyer    

You will be greatly missed. God Bless You, George Jefferson, I never missed an episode!

634 days ago
317.

Designp    

Hey lets see some dirt on the Jewish people, why don't you pick on Jewish celebs. racist TV show you got there, creeps.

634 days ago
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gggggggggggg    

i cant believe he'd die omg

634 days ago
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gina timberlake    

rip sheman hemsley

634 days ago
320.

Dorothy    

He is going to be missed

634 days ago
321.

Tiki10    

The best actor I've ever watched on the tv screen. This man was funnier than FUNNY!!! WOW he will be missed! RIP

634 days ago
322.

Nguper    

RIP George

633 days ago
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karen ford    

HE WAS A GREAT MAN. HE MADE MY FAMILY LAUGH.

633 days ago
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Christina Smythe    

Rest in peace Sherman Hemsley. You were a great actor and you will be missed by many fans. God bless your family in these times. Someone created a memorial page for Sherman on Evertalk within Facebook. You can post in his guestbook and read his biography. Here's the link: https://apps.facebook.com/evertalk/index/memorial/shermanhemsley2650

632 days ago
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jacklyn johnson    

Rest in peace and thank you for the wonderful times Sherman. Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk page Christina. I will visit it.

632 days ago
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walter burns    

sherman i have followed u all thru the years from the Jefersons to Amen you were a wonderful actor your gonna be missed REST IN PEACE my friend

631 days ago
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Angela Mitchell    

R.I.P Sherman will be saddly miss

620 days ago
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ChefTodd    

Got to meet Mr. Hemsley as a teen in 1981. He was a very good friend of my buddys father. He was very soft spoken but hilarious at the same time. During the summer that year my buddy and his brother went to CA and stayed with Sherman for a week at his place. Wish I could share pictures but I will say that Sherman had one heck of a "Party Room" complete with lava lamps, Black velvet posters neon and fibor optic lites..etc. perfect setup to have a mushroom dinner in. Great actor ... an even better person as for my friend, he also passed away from Cancer. 2 yrs ago. RIP both of you.

620 days ago
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