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.
Sherman Hemsley and The Jeffersons costar, Isabel Sanford.
Hemsley at an event in 2007.
At the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards, March 7, 2004
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