Sherman Hemsley, who was most famous for his role as George Jefferson on the memorable ’70s sitcom “The Jeffersons,” has died at 74 years old.

According to TMZ:

Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas. Hemsley 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” and was a professional singer who even released a single in 1989, “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head.”

No details have been released on the cause of death, though it’s believed he died of natural causes. Hemsley had no wife or children.

We extend our condolences to his family, friends, and host of adoring fans.



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  • Marisa

    *Throw punch bowl DAMN DAMN DAMN* RIP Sherman a real true television pioneer loved George Jefferson because he just didnt care and said whatever and also Deacon Ernest J.Frye who as a lawyer made you sometimes wonder how he kept his law license lol. In this day of reality show trash we had some great tv back not to long ago and real talents,wish we could go back to that. By the way next time I hit the club I’m doing the George Jefferson and I dont wanna hear no static about it lol

  • NY’s Finest

    This makes me sad. RIP Sherman Hemsley aka Geooorrge(Weezy voice).

  • The Comment

    As a latch-key-child growing up in the 80s….this show kept me out of trouble and in the house. R.I.P and thank you for producing quality shows.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com/ Tonton Michel

    I loved the Jeffersons, he is a television icon. May he rest in peace.

  • http://gravatar.com/kanyade Kanyade

    RIP Mr. Jefferson :)

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