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Sherman Hemsley Finally Allowed Burial, Nearly Four Months After Death

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All too often, death is only the beginning of a sad story!

Sherman Hemsley will finally be buried, three and a half months after succumbing to lung cancer.

Since his July 24 death, the Texas courts have been deciding whether or not to award custody of his remains to the actors half-brother or his long time business associate.

Finally, the judge ruled in favor of Sherman's half-brother who apparently has funeral plans for The Jefferson's star.

We always hate to see bereaving friends and family squabbling over the remains, possessions, or estate of a loved one.

Thankfully this story now has a resolution and Sherman can finally rest in peace.

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El Paso Courts Refuse To Defrost Sherman Hemsley's Corpse!

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Absolutely ridiculous!!

Contrary to the executrix of his estate's wishes, the body of Sherman Hemsley remains locked up in the freezer of an El Paso funeral home!

The iconic television actor died over a month ago and they're keeping him on ice like a forgotten Hungry Man dinner!

Sherman's last will put Flora Enchinton in charge and she wants him to receive a proper burial!

She pleaded with anyone who would listen:

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Sherman Hemsley Died Of Lung Cancer

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The actor who played George Jefferson moved on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky over a week ago and now, we know what killed him.

It was lung cancer.

According to the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner's post-mortem report, Sherman Hemsley's cause of death was "superior vena cava syndrome" — a complication derived from a cancerous mass attached to his lung.

Sherman was advised by his doctors to

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Sherman Hemsley Has Passed Away

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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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