‘George Jefferson’ Sherman Hemsley Passes Away

Sherman Hemsley, who most famously played George Jefferson in TV sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off The Jeffersons, has reportedly died in Texas at age 74. Hemsley also had stints on Broadway and as a recording artist (see video below).

TMZ on Tuesday reported Hemsley died at his El Paso home but had no details about the cause of death.

“George Jefferson” became an immediate worldwide trending topic on Twitter as the web and celebrity friends reacted to Hemsley’s passing.

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