RIP Sherman Hemsley: The Man Known as George Jefferson Has Died at 74

Written by KevRoss - July 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Filed Under: Deaths 2012 , Of Interest , URBAN

 width=The man that brought the character George Jefferson to life, Sherman Hemsley has died in his El Paso, TX home. Sherman went on to appear on a handful of other classic television shows including “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Hughleys.”

The Philadelphia born and raised sitcom actor was also an accomplished singer, recording the 1989 single “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” and releasing his R&B album, “Dance,” in 1992.

Before becoming a household name, Hemsley served in the Air Force for four years — dropping out of high school to do so — before going on to work for the post office for eight years. The cause of death is unclear at this point but Sherman Hemsley did pass away with no wife and kids.

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