Sherman Hemsley passes away

Jul 24, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

(Hemsley starred in 1993’s Mr. Nanny with Hulk Hogan)


Sherman Hemsley, whose cantankerous George Jefferson cracked up millions of faithful TV viewers each week, first going toe-to-toe with Archie Bunker on All in the Family and then sparring with his beloved Weezie on The Jeffersons, has died.

The sad news was confirmed by police in El Paso, Texas, where Hemsley lived while not working in Los Angeles. No immediate word on cause of death, which was originally reported by TMZ.

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor was 74.

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