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Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson) Dead At Age 74; (1938 -2012)

Actor, Sherman Hemsley, best known for his role as the militant George Jefferson, from the sitcom The Jeffersons, has passed away. Hemsley is also well known for his role as Ernest Frye (Daad-Dee) on the sitcom Amen. The comedian reportedly died in his home in El Paso, TX. Cause of death is yet unknown.

I love watching The Jefferson, just so that I can see Florence (Marla Gibbs) and George (Sherman Hemsley) shoot the dozens, and so that I can listen to that theme song. Next to Good Times, The Jeffersons’ theme song is one of the best, IMO!

One last time y’all: *…Fish don’ fry in the kitchen, beans don’t burn on the grill…* *…Forever moving on up, To the Eastside, To a deluxe apartment in the skyyyyy…**…We finally got a piece of the pi-i-ieee*

R.I.P Sherman Hemsley (Feb 1, 1938 – Jul 24, 2012)

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