Sherman Hemsley

Rappers React To Death of Sherman Hemsley


(AllHipHop News) A number of rappers are mourning over the death of legendary actor Sherman Hemsley, who died today (July 24), in El Paso, Texas.

According to reports, Hemsley died of natural causes at the age of 74, in his sleep.

As an actor, Sherman Hemsley started his acting career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He moved to New York and hit Broadway as an actor, where he was discovered by Norman Lear, who cast him in the TV series “All in the Family.”

Hemsley and actress Isabel Sanford played the characters George and Louise Jefferson on “All in the Family,” which produced the spinoff show “The Jeffersons.”

“Sherman Hemsley you’ll be missed,” fellow Philadelphian Questlove tweeted.

Artists like Waka Flocka and 9th Wonder offered up condolences, while producer/DJ D-Nice, discussed Hemsley’s personal impact on his life.

“Growing up, all I wanted to do was live in a high rise building with a doorman,” D-Nice said. “RIP Sherman Hemsley. Thanks for the inspiration.”

After “The Jeffersons,” Sherman Hemsley remain in demand as an actor.

He started as Deacon Ernest Frye in the hit series “Amen” and had roles in TV shows like “Family Guy,” “The Hughleys,” “Family Matters,” “Martin,” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

“It was an Honor to know and work with you,” MC Hammer tweeted.” Thanks for all the laughs :)”

  • disqus_TZ0zHZSkHK

    RIP. I’m 21 and I still grew up off of his work.

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      U 21 OFF HIS WORK LOL

  • I grew up watching George n Wezzy lol It made me wonna live n a high rise u will be missed Mr. Sherman RIP ………………………………………………………..

  • BXironlunz28

    RIP Sherman Hemsley…peace and have a good 1!!!

  • Loved dat guy. He had much swag in the 70’s. R.I.P. Mr. Hemsley.

  • thuglifefukdapolice

    I REMEMBER HIS SHOW ACTUALLY WATCHED IT TODAY R.I.P

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  • Ojay Juice Henry

    nobody can fux with the G. jefferson walk, one day I just wanna walk out of an office with my george jefferson walk on, lol. Sherman was the man, i guess I can watch tv1 to watch the reruns that will be playing

    • Remember when Pac got acquitted for shooting the two cops & walked out with the George Jefferson walk?

      Classic!

  • ccwaterbound32

    well sherman now you really get to go to that deluxe apartment in the sky….. R.I.P

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  • ONE

    The Jeffersons is all I been watchin for the past couple of weeks. R.I.P

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  • water_ur_seeds

    rip starrr… didnt know he was in family guy

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  • immackulate

    George Jefferson and James Evans was like DADDY to some niggahs growing up
    strong, hard working, level headed, and didnt take no shyt
    he exited his flesh peacefully in sleep BUT his spirit and his hard work will always live on

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  • RIP Sherman / Mr. Jefferson.

    The clip was mad funny!

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  • Restlesscali

    Love that guy! RIP!! he def had swag! I believe he kinda broke the color barrier when playing that type of role

  • R.I.P. great man. though dead but your memory lives forever!