Actor Sherman Hemsley better known as George Jefferson, from the hit tv sitcom “The Jeffersons” has died, according to his representative via Reuters.
In a press release by the El Paso, Texas police department, they confirmed that the actor was discovered at a residence “without signs of life”.
Hemsley debuted on the show “All in the family” and the spin off to the show “The Jeffersons” was a hit and landed Hemsley with being nominated for a Emmy and Golden Globe.
The show was centered around the character George Jefferson, played by Hemsley.
Jefferson was owner of a successful dry cleaning business that he started and built from the ground up.
The show lasted from 1975 to 1985.
After that show ended, Hemsley moved on to star as Deacon Earnest Frye on the sitcom “Amen.”
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