Sherman Hemsley, best known for his role in The Jeffersons has passed away at the age of 74.
He was known as George Jefferson in the program, and his death has become a trending search on the internet.
This week, searches for his name went up by over 500% on major search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
He was born in Philadelphia and passed away in El Paso, Texas where he was living at the time.
The cause of his death is currently unknown at this time, but once this news comes to light, we will update this article with that information. Going by his age, we can hope that he passed away peacefully after living a full, fun filled life with a media career. The sitcom that he starred in went on for a whole decade, making it a very popular and well known show.
Sherman Hemsley even became famous with a bit of singing, releasing the hit “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” back in 1989, and an R&B Album called “Dance” in 1992.
Sherman started his adult life in the Air Force. He dropped out of High School in order to fulfil this dream, but then ended up working in a Post Office for 8 years before his life hit the limelight with media exposure.