Sherman Hemsley, TV's George Jefferson, is dead

posted 2012-07-24 16:36:28 by DaveM

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died, according to celebrity gossip site TMZ.

Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas.

The 74-year-old actor 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." He was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, "Ain't that A Kick in the Head."

Hemsley had no wife and no children.

It's unclear how he died.