Sherman Hemsley, Best Known for His Role as George Jefferson, Dies at 74

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

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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