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.
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