Sherman Hemsley of Jeffersons Fame Dead

by on July 26, 2012










Sherman Hemsley, known by millions as George Jefferson, reportedly died at the age of 74 on July 24th, 2012.The actor played George Jefferson in a long television run from 1975-1985, in which there were 11 seasons, and 285 episodes. According to Wikipedia, “The Jeffersons is the longest-running sitcom with a predominantly black cast in the history of American television”. Even longer than Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a show in which, according to EOnline.com, Hemsley appeared. Last year, Hemsley appeared in an episode of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and he’s been in a variety of TV commercials.

The reason for his death remains unrevealed.

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