Sherman Hemsley, better known as George Jefferson, from his hit 70s sitcom, The Jeffersons, has passed away at 74. Looks like Sherman has finally moved on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky. His passing was because of natural causes.
For anyone who has even seen just one episode of The Jeffersons, it’s easy to see Sherman’s impact on television. Though I was not around in the 70s when the show debuted. I remember watching countless hours of Jeffersons’ reruns on Nick-At-Nite. Just watching the show once, a viewer would be able to see how The Jeffersons has influenced television shows of today.
Even though George Jefferson is by far his most famous and beloved role, Sherman Hemsley continually delighted anyone who likes to laugh all the way up until his death. He was Deacon Ernest Frye on Amen, he was Uncle Phil’s nemesis Judge Carl Robertson on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and B.P. Richfield on Dinosaurs. I know I loved him in the Comedy Central Sunday afternoon rotation movie Screwed with Norm MacDonald, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, and Danny DeVito.
Sherman Hemsley, will be ggreat missed and I definitely suggest and encourage any to definitely take a moment and honor Sherman, by watching some of his classics!