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RIP Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson)

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  1. GRENDEL

    GRENDEL Contributing Member

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    7/24/2012 1:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

    Sherman Hemsley Dead

    Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died, El Paso cops tell TMZ.

    Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas.

    Hemsley, who was 74, became famous during his appearances on "All in the Family." The spin-off, "The Jeffersons" was a monster hit. He also starred in the TV show, "Amen." He was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, "Ain't that A Kick in the Head."

    Hemsley had no wife and no kids.

    It's unclear how he died.

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/24/sherman-hemsley-dead-dies-the-jeffersons/
     
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    #2 Rockets34Legend, Jul 24, 2012
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  3. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    He really will be moving on up now.

    RIP.
     
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    also...

    ... will always remember him jumping rope in the "amen" theme. sigh.
     
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    That made me laugh. Not in a morbid way but I think that joke is appropriate. I loved that show growing up. I never watched a lot of All in the Family but I watched a ton of The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Sanford and Son.

    RIP indeed
     
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    He lived in El Paso? Seems like an odd place for someone famous to settle down, especially being from philly. RIP.
     
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    A very funny man. Rip
     
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    Movin on up, Sherman.

    RIP.
     
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    To the deeluxe apartment in the sky.

    A friend of mine said he met him at a UTEP game..so maybe he loved West Texas.
     
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    The Jeffersons: always a classic. I'm in my early 20's and even I watched that.
     
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    So sad I'll never get to go to Reno and see Jeffersons On Ice. :(

    RIP.
     
  14. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    George Jefferson and Archie Bunker reunited. RIP
     
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    The classics are classic

    Rocket River
     
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    RIP

    he was a funny guy!
     
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    RIP

    Movin' on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky
     
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    sad that i only know him from fresh prince and sister sister...he was hilarious, and a very recognizable face. RIP
     

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