The Jeffersons Star Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74
First Published: July 24, 2012 6:08 PM EDT Credit: WireImage
EL PASO, Texas -- TV actor Sherman Hemsley – best known for his iconic role as George Jefferson in “The Jeffersons” and “All In The Family” – has died, according to reports.
Hemsley was 74.
According to reports, Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas. TMZ reported he was found by his nurse who first thought the actor was sleeping.
No further details on his death were immediately available.
In addition to his role as George Jefferson, Hemsley was also widely recognized for his role as Deacon Ernest Frye in the NBC series “Amen,” which ran from 1986 – 1991.
His later credits included roles on TBS’ “House of Payne,” as well as “Sister, Sister” and a voice role as himself on FOX’s “Family Guy.”
Hemsley was not married and had no children.
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