SO MUCH SADNESS!!!
Sherman Hemsley, the man who played George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, passed away today.
Authorities say the 74-year-old actor died of natural causes at his home in Texas. He was discovered by his nurse, who initially thought he was sleeping, but later call for help once she realized he had passed.
Hemsley was best known for his starring role in the the hugely successful All in the Family spinoff, The Jeffersons.
The sitcom ran for 11 seasons — from 1975 to 1985 — and has been in syndication ever since.
The actor's hilarious portrayal of George Jefferson — a grouchy, slightly racist self-made man — connected with millions of people all over the world, and is possibly the biggest reason for the show's success.
Hemsley had no wife or children, but we're sure he will be missed by his many dear friends and his millions of fans around the world.
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