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Sherman Hemsley (1938 – 2012) B.K.A. ‘George Jefferson’, Dead at 74

by Notorious Spinks on 07.24.2012

 Sherman Hemsley, known best for his starring role in “The Jeffersons,” is dead at age 74.
Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74 Photo Source: Archive of American TV

Thanks Sherman for bringing the funny to our lives!

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  • I remember watching “The Jeffersons” when I was young.

  • that made me so sad – one of my favorite memories of being at my grandma’s house was watching The Jefferson’s with her.

  • This is sad! He’s the same age as my dad. 🙁

  • He was so funny! RIP Mr. Hemsley.

  • Aw, I loved him.

  • It is so sad.

  • I saw this on Facebook news. So sad. I hate seeing my favorite show actors as a child leaving us

  • So sad…

  • It’s kinda freaky when people are starting to die from shows I watched as a child! RIP.

  • So sad! I used to watch The Jeffersons on Nick at Night when I was little &I thought it was hilarious- especially him!

  • This is sad. My dad used to love watching that show.

  • Rest in peace Mr. Jefferson.

  • My husband and I when we first got together would watch The Jeffersons every night at 10:00pm, laying on the couch rubbing feet 🙂 Great memories of that show.

  • This made me so sad.

  • I grew up watching the Jeffersons and was sad to hear of his passing. Someone said it best though when they said ” he is now in the ultimate deluxe apartment in the sky”.

  • That’s very sad! I love the Jefferson’s, it’s still one of my favorite shows to watch. It breaks my heart to hear this news, he’ll be dearly missed!

  • I heard about this last night. So sad.

  • Yeah, I was surprised to see that yesterday. God bless his soul!

  • 🙁 Sad. The Jeffersons was a little before my time, but I remember watching reruns of it as a kid. Now “Movin’ on Up” is going to be in my head all day!

  • So very sad.

  • I loved watching the Jeffersons, so sad that he passed away!

  • So sad! Such a funny man!

  • So sad. 74 is much too young. I hope he had a happy life.

  • That’s so sad and seems young still.

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