Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74

Posted on July 24th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

The Jeffersons actor Sherman Hemsley has died at the age of 74, says police.

According to various reports, the actor, who played George Jefferson on the hit television series, passed away of "natural causes" in the comfort of his own home in El Paso, Texas.

Loved ones are wasting no time taking to Twitter to express their grief:

  • Jackee Harry Tweeted: RIP To My Longtime Friend & Comedic LEGEND, Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. #NeverToBeForgotten
  • Russel Simmons Tweeted: RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. rest peacefully in the de-luxe apartment in the sky

Hemley leaves behind no wife and no children.


  • 5 Responses

    1. caram says:

      How sad! He and Jackee Harry were hilarious together on Sister, Sister!

    2. Guest says:

      RIP, so sad

    3. Norma (San Antonio, texas) says:

      You surely gave us many laughs, may you rest in peace.

    4. Anonymous says:

      You were hillarious Mr. Jefferson. You gave me many laughs.

    5. jacklyn johnson says:

      Farewell Mr.
      Hemsley. May you find peace. You will forever be missed, but never forgotten!
      Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk page Christina. I will visit it.

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