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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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46.

Lisa     

So sad. Rest peacefully Mr. Sherman ( George Jefferson ) Hemsley. :'(

760 days ago
47.

John    

RIP...

Movin on up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcqToQzzGY

760 days ago
48.

Catreca Brooks    

R.I.P Mr Sherman Hemsley you will be missed

760 days ago
49.

Rosemary    

I will never forget all of the joy I had watching him. RIP Sherman You'll be sorely missed.

760 days ago
50.

joy777    

Move On Up to Heaven "Mr. Jefferson". My parents & I watched your tv show & the Bunkers. My Mom ♥ Louise/Isabel. I laughed when my parents remodeled our own kitchen with identical cupboard door pattern as the in the kitchen set for The Jefferson's. Healthy humor all around. My grandkids will be told about you; you will not be forgotten.

759 days ago
51.

Catreca Brooks    

R.I.P Mr Sherman Hemsley you will be missed dearly

759 days ago
52.

Ms M    

TMZ, must you post pics of them taking him out in a body bag?! Very tacky and unclassy. RIP Mr. Hemsley.

759 days ago
53.

Tyler Sanford    

Put on your pants! You're going to Heaven!

759 days ago
54.

Jessica    

Was it a heart attack?? lol

759 days ago
55.

dan    

Hemsley had no wife and no kids.

It's unclear how he died.

He died happy

759 days ago
56.

Carl    

RIP.

I think the entire main cast of the Jeffersons except Marla Gibbs has now passed on.

759 days ago
57.

Santo    

Damn, that's a bummer.

759 days ago
58.

bosborn415    

The article stated its unknown how he died....lets see.....he stopped breathing, is a pretty good indication.

759 days ago
59.

Tnvolgirl in Phoenix    

RIP Mr. Jefferson! All the actors from my childhood are passing away. :-(


Weeeeeezzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

759 days ago
60.

Emerson    

R.I.P. Sherman. He was great, and his dancing always cracked me up.

759 days ago
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