GETPlugged: The Jeffersons Actor Sherman Hemsley Dies at Age 74

Sherman Hemsley, known for his starring role in “The Jeffersons,” has died at age 74.

Although the cause of Hemsley’s death is unclear, TMZ reports that the actor passed away in his El Paso, Texas, home.

Hemsley made a name for himself as George Jefferson, carrying the iconic sitcom for a decade. The actor went on to appear in a handful of other classic television shows including “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Hughleys.”

Read more after the jumpThe sitcom actor was also an accomplished singer and recorded the 1989 single, “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head.”

Hemsley had no wife or kids.

Click over to TMZ for more details.

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