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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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clifford715    

Rest in peace. You were great in all your rolls. Thanks for bringing us laughter. You and Archie taught us a lot.

787 days ago
92.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

RIP Sherman "George." This man gave me so many laughs over the years!!

787 days ago
93.

Jim Ross    

Be sure and give "Archie" a hug! God Bless

787 days ago
94.

Brent    

I'm sure he's headed to a deeeeluxe apartment in the sky!

787 days ago
95.

Brent    

I'm sure he's headed to a deeeluxe apartment in the sky!

787 days ago
96.

Kevin Stowell    

i wonder if he'll be "movin' on up?"

787 days ago
97.

wow    

Loved the Jeffersons and the whole cast, especially George and Weezie. R.I.P. Sherman.

787 days ago
98.

Lil    

r.i.p and thank you for all the laughs. I enjoyed everything I have ever seen you in. You were so funny and a joy to watch. I loved you mad you were like a little chicken with its head cut off..too funny.

787 days ago
99.

Jim Ross    

Be sure and give "Archie" a Hug! God Bless

787 days ago
100.

Kari    

You will be missed, Mr. Hemsley. Absolutely loved your Jefferson character!! You brought a lot of joy!

787 days ago
101.

tucker    

He was a true television icon. He will be missed.

787 days ago
102.

Jen    

Heartbreaking. I will always remember him as one of my most favorite characters ever.

787 days ago
103.

truth hurts    

Wow...the end of a great era in time

787 days ago
104.

charles    

R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley

787 days ago
105.

lanesharon53@yahoo.com    

Prayers to George Jefferson! :(

787 days ago
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