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R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley, 74

The star of The Jeffersons passed away of natural causes at home in Texas.

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Hemsley first played George Jefferson on All in the Family, and then the spin-off The Jeffersons, for which he earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. In 1986, he played a preacher in the sitcom Amen.

According to police, Hemsley passed away in his sleep in El Paso, Texas.

A 1977 episode of The Jeffersons.
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A 1977 episode of The Jeffersons.

The cast of Amen
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The cast of Amen

Sherman Hemsley and The Jeffersons costar, Isabel Sanford.
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Sherman Hemsley and The Jeffersons costar, Isabel Sanford.

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Hemsley at an event in 2007.
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Hemsley at an event in 2007.

At the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards, March 7, 2004
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At the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards, March 7, 2004

The Iconic Theme Song To "The Jeffersons"

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