*Finally Sherman Hemsley can be buried.
A Texas judge gave the actor’s best friend the go ahead to proceed with the burial and running his estate, as the will intended.
Known for his role as “George Jefferson,” Hemsley passed away on July 24 after suffering from lung cancer.
His body has been sitting in a refrigerated storage at a funeral home since.
Richard Thornton, the actor’s half-brother, contested the will, which was signed six weeks before his death.
But Judge Patricia B. Chew decided in favor of Flora Enchinton, who was named in the will as executor of Hemsley’s estate.
Thornton will be seeking an appeal.
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.