The star of The Jeffersons passed away of natural causes at home in Texas.
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.
The cast of Amen
Sherman Hemsley and The Jeffersons costar, Isabel Sanford.
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