The Latest | Southern California breaking news and trends
Arts & Entertainment

'Jeffersons' actor Sherman Hemsley dies in El Paso at 74



Actress Isabel Sanford and Actor Sherman Hemsley speak on stage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium, March 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
Actress Isabel Sanford and Actor Sherman Hemsley speak on stage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium, March 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Listen to

02:45
Download this 1.0MB

Beans don't burn on the grill forever more. 

KFOX 14 News reports that actor Sherman Hemsley has died, according to El Paso police.

Hemsley is best known for his role as George Jefferson on the Norman Lear CBS sitcom spin-off, "The Jeffersons."

The popular show aired for 11 seasons between 1975 and 1985, living on for decades in syndication. A few versions of the iconic theme song and show intro exist. A video mash-up of all Hemsley's dance moves does not. Please someone fix that.

News crews were kept at distance as the actor's body was removed from his home, KFOX 14 reports.

He was 74 years old.