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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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121.

jay jay    

He's movin' on up.

732 days ago
122.

Queen    

Rest in peace.....You made me laugh for years...and you will missed dearly....You rock...May God guide you now..

732 days ago
123.

Spoch    

RIP Sherman !

732 days ago
124.

niles    

He's movin on up to that big deluxe apartment in the sky. Farewell, Sherman.

732 days ago
125.

Donnie    

This is so sad. I was just thinking about him this morning. RIP Sherman.

732 days ago
126.

soflodoug    

According to obama,george jefferson did not start his cleaning business. Wow, I was so fooled all those years. Thanks barack for letting me know the truth.

732 days ago
127.

yeepishop    

requiescat in pace Sherman

732 days ago
128.

Geodawgs    

All of my heroes are cashing in their chips - damn shame.

732 days ago
129.

kathy    

RIP Sherman. You made my younger years so enjoyable!

732 days ago
130.

Judith Schofield    

Rip...You gave me so much joy .........

732 days ago
131.

rappin nana    

2012 has seen many stars leave this earth. Television as it was will never be the same. Today it is all about sex and profanity. The Jefferson's was a TV show that could talk about race and laugh about it . i believe it tore the racial walls down for many. The interracial marriage on the show was an example of how people could live and should live. They might not always agreed but there was never any violence.

732 days ago
132.

sherry    

So sad,we lost Sherman Hensley a funnyman

732 days ago
133.

Lisa    

RIP George Jefferson!!!! truly you brought joy and laughter to many of homes.. may your legacy be carried on

732 days ago
134.

Theresa    

George & Weezy will live on forever !!!
Thanks for the laughs !! xo xo xo

732 days ago
135.

Chris    

He was amazing and so funny. He will surely be missed for those of us who are old enough to remember.

732 days ago
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