Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74
He starred in 'The Jeffersons' as patriarch George
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2012 3:33 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Sherman Hemsley of The Jeffersons fame is dead at age 74, reports TMZ. Hemsley starred as George Jefferson in the show—sure to earn the tag "iconic," along with its "Movin' On Up" theme song, in the obituaries to follow. The cause of death hasn't been specified. Hemsley spun off his character as Archie Bunker's neighbor into the sitcom of his own in the '70s. He also dabbled as a professional singer. Click for more.

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jacklynjohnson
Jul 27, 2012 1:37 PM CDT
Rest in peace Sherman. You'll be missed. There’s a memorial page for Sherman Hemsley on Evertalk within Facebook. You can post comments in his guestbook and upload photos of him. Here's the page: https://apps.facebook.com/evertalk/index/memorial/shermanhemsley2650
atbov2
Jul 24, 2012 9:40 PM CDT
Aww man, what a bummer. Now I need to go watch some Jeffersons. Will miss you Sherman Hemsley.
Riffran
Jul 24, 2012 6:39 PM CDT
DAMMIT WHEEZY! Rip sir...you made more than one generation laugh.