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Sherman Hemsley

Died from Lung Cancer

8/7/2012 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sherman Hemsley -- the actor famous for playing George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons" -- died as a result of a cancerous mass on his lung ... this according to the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner.

According to the Postmortem Report, obtained by TMZ, the primary cause of death is listed as "superior vena cava syndrome" -- a complication resulting from a mass on Sherman's lung.

According to the report, Sherman had been advised to get chemo and radiation therapy before he succumbed to his illness. It's unclear if Sherman was a smoker.

TMZ broke the story ... Sherman was found dead last month in his El Paso, TX home at the age of 74.

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Gretel    

Awww that's sad. RIP Mr Hemsley

770 days ago
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LiLo's boy toy    

What a loss, he was a funny dude

770 days ago
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tamara    

Hamlisch died also. TMZ where are youuuu?

770 days ago
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LDB    

He moved on up to the sky

770 days ago
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tamara    

Why isn't TMZ reporting Marvin Hamlisch dying today? weird

770 days ago
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Fifty Shades of WTF    

Dana Reeves died of lung cancer and she didn't smoke. The big "C" sucks. Nobody deserves it.

770 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Too sad! We hear so much how bad chemo and radiation make you feel that Mr. Hemsley may have just thought it would be easier to pass from lung cancer. I selfishly wish he had done the chemo. Rest in Peace, Mr. Sherman. Thanks for the laughs.

770 days ago
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MP    

Bless that man. He was such a wonderful part of American TV history and he will continue to live on through TV Land and those types of stations.

770 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

-The external genitalia...reveal nothing remarkable.-


So much for the myth that all blacks dudes have a big dick.

770 days ago
10.

Tracker    

test

770 days ago
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Nicoleasm    

What a horrible way to die

770 days ago
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parlayer    

this guy was a good human. acted civil and died with dignity no mater what caused it. the left will try to outlaw something so life will be fair. No more tax money from him. he's free finally

770 days ago
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TRUE_RED_BLOODED_AMERICAN    

El Paso is still on planet earth?

770 days ago
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TRUE_RED_BLOODED_AMERICAN    

El Paso is still on planet earth?

770 days ago
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Mz_Sassy    

That is terrible. He passed from the same kind of Cancer as my mom did. RIP Mr. Sherman Hemsley.

770 days ago
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