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.