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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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31.

r2d2    

RIP to the legendary Sherman Hemsley... U will be missed

729 days ago
32.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Say it isn't so, George!

729 days ago
33.

LANZOH    

RIP....Damn, No wife, no kids though?

729 days ago
34.

moxie    

He seemed so ageless! Loved him in Jeffersons and Amen. RIP Sherman.

729 days ago
35.

pesh    

RIP GEORGE.... YOUR MOVIN ON UP

729 days ago
36.

whatever    

I loved it when he danced! His legs were like jell-o and was so limber - it was priceless. I'm gonna miss him.

729 days ago
37.

Jesus A    

RIP Sherman Hemsley. I will be slamming doors in everyone's faces today in your honor.

729 days ago
38.

JoyBee    

Why cant we share this?

729 days ago
39.

Sultry    

He moved on up.

729 days ago
40.

Jason    

He's moving on up to the east side of heaven to a deluxe apartment in the sky... God Bless and Rest you dear soul... Good Night sweet prince

729 days ago
41.

butterynipples    

In memory of Mr Jefferson...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zovZaG3rEY

729 days ago
42.

Kimberly Bryant    

R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley

729 days ago
43.

T    

I'm sorry to hear this news. I live in El Paso TX. I used to see him alot when he ate at Primos Coffee Shop on George Dieter. He would walk in like anyone and order his food and leave. Very quiet man. He even signed the wall of the coffee shop. I thought he lived with his daughter. RIP Mr. Hemsley you will be missed...

729 days ago
44.

T    

Are you sure he is gone? I live in EL Paso TX and I have not heard a word about this tragedy. I usually see him when he eat's at the Primos Coffee Shop El Paso, TX, 79936 next door to Sylvan learning center.

729 days ago
45.

Wow ...    

RIP. Thanks for the entertainment...Moving On Up!

729 days ago
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