TMZ is reporting that Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died.


Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas.

Hemsley, who was 74, became famous during his appearances on "All in the Family." The spin-off, "The Jeffersons" was a monster hit. He also starred in the TV show, "Amen."

I loved him most recently in the Disney movie "Up Up and Away!"

Hemsley left behind no wife and no kids.

It's unclear how he died...details to follow as we get them.