Sherman Hemsley the actor who played George Jefferson on the hit 1970’s television series The Jeffersons passed away today at the age of 74. Reportedly, his nurse found his lifeless body in his El Paso home.
Sherman started on the series All In The Family which co-starred Archie Bunker. Doing such a good job with the role and there being a high demand for his character, The Jeffersons was born. Hemsely also played Deacon Ernest Frye on the TV series Amen.
The reason for his death is currently unknown, but the story is developing. There doesn’t seem to be any foul play involved and speculation is suggesting he likely passed away due to natural causes. Sherman does not have a surviving spouse or children. Rest in peace!