Sherman Hemsley’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 1, 1938

Death Date

July 24, 2012

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


TV Actor

The tv actor Sherman Hemsley died at the age of 74 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played the role of George Jefferson on the TV series All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

He did not meet his father until 1952. He was never married and had no children.



“I’m proud to be from Philadelphia.” (Sherman Hemsley)


“Making people laugh was automatic.” (Sherman Hemsley)


“I was in a play in elementary school and had to jump up and run away. I was nervous and tripped and fell down and everyone laughed. Their laughter made me relax, so I pretended it was part of the show.” (Sherman Hemsley)


“I always told my mother I wanted a job where I could have a lot of fun and have a lot of time off. She asked me where I was going to find that, and I said, ‘I don’t know, but it’s out there.'” (Sherman Hemsley)


“I loved it, but had to forget about acting after elementary school because it was the sort of thing you just didn’t do in my rough neighborhood.” (Sherman Hemsley)