The Jeffersons

Jeffersons Star Sherman Hemsley Found Dead In Texas Home

Actor Sherman Hemsley, who is perhaps best known for his role as George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, has died. According to reports, Hemsley was found dead in his home in El Paso, Texas by his nurse. Although the exact cause of death remains unknown, it appears Hemsley died of natural causes. He was 74. No other details were immediately available.

Hemsley originally played George Jefferson on the hit ‘70s sitcom All In The Family. He then played George on the spinoff The Jeffersons from 1975 to 1985. The Jeffersons also starred Isabel Sanford, Mike Evans, Damon Evans, Belinda Tolbert and Zara Cully. Hemsley starred on NBC’s Amen from 1986 to 1991.