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R.I.P.: Actor Sherman Hemsley Has Died

Veteran actor Sherman Hemsley has reportedly died today at age 74.  Details inside...

Sad news about an actor we grew up loving.  Best known for his role as 'George Jefferson' on the sitcom "The Jeffersons", "Amen" & "All In The Family" actor Sherman Hemsley has died, this according to the police department in El Paso.

Reportedly, Mr. Hemsley died in his El Paso, Texas home of unknown reasons.  He had no wife and no kids. 

The talented Mr. Hemsley has left us with a legendary sitcom and comedic memories.  R.I.P.

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RIP Mr.Jefferson you r loved.

RIP Mr.Jefferson you r loved.
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HE will always be Deacon

HE will always be Deacon Ernest Fry to me lol I thought he was hilarious on AMEN

RIP Mr. Hemsley!!! He was so

RIP Mr. Hemsley!!! He was so funny and was a pioneer in the industry. He was one of the first Black men that was able to crack jokes on "Whitey" and get away with it!
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He definitely had a special

He definitely had a special gift & a unique contribution to the acting community. He grew up in Philly, went in the Air Force for a bit, worked at the Post Office---just a regular bruh who had the courage to follow his dream. And look what he accomplished! What a role model!
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My step-daddy looks, acts &

My step-daddy looks, acts & walks just like Mr. Jefferson (but he's German). It's uncanny. R.I.P. <---- and i love how that show was the 1st to have a Black Woman dating a White Man (Interracial Love is sooo beautiful:):)............
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loved me some George

loved me some George Jefferson and Deacon Fry... bout to go 2 Crackle right now and watch The Jeffersons & Archie Bunker episodes with George. RIP - Mr. Hemsley
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Turn on the lights from

Turn on the lights from heaven Lord, Shine on me Turn on the lights from heaven, Lord Shine on me, shine on me... Turn on the lights and put me on the right road... Help me find my way, Lord Turn on the lights from heaven, Lord Shine on me, shine on me... Love this man, adored his work and still enjoying his shows... I get my daily dose of Amen & The Jeffersons thanx to tVone & GMC. Timeless.... Classic.... Inspiring.... Talent.....
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I grew up watching him on the

I grew up watching him on the Jefferson's. RIP Mr. Jefferson!

RIP......belly full of

RIP......belly full of laughter......

Rest in peace sir. You

Rest in peace sir. You brought years of laughter to my household.
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I couldn't believe it when my

I couldn't believe it when my brother told me Mr. Jefferson died. I literally grew up watching him on nick @ nite. I will always remember you and Weezy in those Old Navy performance fleece commercials :( R.I.P. Mr. Hemsley.
tori's picture

Awww, so sad. The Jeffersons

Awww, so sad. The Jeffersons is a CLASSIC. One of my favorite old shows, in addition to Good Times. Gone but not forgotten, RIP.
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RIP Sherman Hemsley. I will

RIP Sherman Hemsley. I will always love the Jeffersons! You'll be greatly missed.
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Omg I just have no words.

Omg I just have no words. We're losing everyone this year. R.I.P. Mr. Jefferson
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I loved Sherman from The

I loved Sherman from The Jefferson and Amen. He's was a comedic genius.
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I'll always remember him as

I'll always remember him as George Jefferson. The Jefferson's will forever be a great show for many people and a huge part of that is because of him... RIP
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R.I.P, Sherman. Thanks for

R.I.P, Sherman. Thanks for the laughs!
Elle's picture

Loveddd the Show. Bye

Loveddd the Show. Bye George.!
Tslay's picture

Marla Gibbs and Jenny are the

Marla Gibbs and Jenny are the last ones left! i be damned!!!!!

All the Lionel's died?

All the Lionel's died?
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phillys finest makes me

phillys finest makes me thankful for my grandparents who are into their 70s and doing well.
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You do that funky chicken

You do that funky chicken George(peaches(Jada) from Shame movie) RIP
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Hahhhhaaaa!!! Who remembers

Hahhhhaaaa!!! Who remembers that? Great comment u pulled that out the vault
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he was still young...happy

he was still young...happy that i was able to enjoy him while he was here! God bless!!
diamond2012's picture

RIP MY FAV!

RIP MY FAV!
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I love you Mr Jefferson.

I love you Mr Jefferson. R.I.P you are the best. Am watching you on TV One.

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