Actor Sherman Hemsley arrives at the LG’s Mobile TV Party held at Paramount Studios on June 19, 2007 in Los Angeles

*Sherman Hemsley, best known for his iconic TV character George Jefferson on “The Jeffersons,” has died at his home in El Paso, Texas, police tell TMZ.  He was 74.

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At press time, it was unclear how he died.

Hemsley first became famous through guest appearances on “All in the Family.” He starred in the spin-off, “The Jeffersons,” and went on to lead the NBC series “Amen.”  He was also a singer, releasing the 1989 single, “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head.”

Hemsley had no wife and no kids.



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