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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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76.

berdboy    

george you were one of a kind... the east side ain't the same no mo'

719 days ago
77.

the_truth_hurts    

HE'S MOVIN ON UP TO HEAVEN, R.I.P.

719 days ago
78.

stanlee    

no wife and no kids? no wonder he still looked so young! RIP buddy!

719 days ago
79.

Jay W.     

He's doing the shuffle in the sky! RIP Sherman

719 days ago
80.

shannie    

Of COURSE he did not have a wife and kids DUH the man was gay...but rest in peace any way Sherman...

719 days ago
81.

Raymond Venzant    

This is a sad day for all the george jefferson fans.

719 days ago
82.

CountryGal    

No kids and no wife. Not only was he funny but he was SMART. RIP Sherman!!

719 days ago
83.

Mulholland Drive    

RIP - he was such a talented character actor.

719 days ago
84.

shannie    

Of course he did not have a wife and kids...DUH he was GAY...didnt u guys know that...oh well... Rest in peace Sherman!!

719 days ago
85.

Darvell    

http://youtu.be/HNGaa5Opfmc

719 days ago
86.

Butterfly    

OH,GOD! SO VERY, VERY SORRY TO READ OF "MR JEFFERSON'S" passing. Another cherished icon, gone. So very, very sorry. Sleep Well, "Mr. Jefferson, " Sleep Well.

719 days ago
87.

dale12    

Sherman...You have finally, & truly Moved On Up...Godspeed dear Man, and thank you for the memories from The Jeffersons, Amen, All In the Family, and Sister Sister...

719 days ago
88.

Nan    

may you rest in peace and thank you for making us laugh over the years ! God Bless your family and friends.

719 days ago
89.

TheCat    

You're moving on up .. Thanks for the laughs. You will be missed

719 days ago
90.

moveover    

A really good show ... great characters! He was perfect in the role of George. Probably the best TV show theme song ever. R.I.P., Sherman. Thanks for the laughs.

719 days ago
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