Growing up in the 70s and 80s, you probably got many laughs from character George Jefferson of All in the Family and then his own spin off, The Jeffersons. Actor Sherman Hemsley has made it to the deluxe apartment in the sky. He passed away at the age of 74 in his home in El Paso, Texas.
Hemsley’s acting resume extends longer than most, making many cameo appearances in other African American focused television shows like Sister, Sister, The Hughleys, House of Payne, Wayans Brothers and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. His characters always promised comedic relief, even in the most tense of situations.
TMZ broke the news and fans from all over the world are expressing their condolences via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. We have truly lost an icon. Although he lives behind no wife or children, our thoughts and prayers are with Hemsley’s closest family and friends.
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