Another celebrity death to report this week: Sherman Hemsley (above, with co-star Isabel Sanford), the actor best known for playing George Jefferson on the sitcom The Jeffersons, has died at the age of 74. TMZ, which creepily showed pictures of police loading the actor's body into an ambulance, confirmed the news with cops in El Paso, Texas, where Hemsley lived. Its minimal report, which cites "sources" saying Hemsley died of natural causes, is still the most detailed out there.
The actor's career stretched from 1973 to 2011, starting with his appearances on All in the Family before he landed a lead role in the megahit spinoff The Jeffersons, according to IMDB. George was the classic curmudgeon with the heart of gold, known for his strut walk and his one-line zingers, both of which Hemsley got to show off in the dance scene from The Jeffersons, below. He'll be missed.