Shirley Hemphill’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

July 1, 1947

Death Date

Dec 10, 1999

Age of Death

52 years

Cause of Death

Kidney Failure



The comedian Shirley Hemphill died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American comedian and actress who played Shirley Wilson on the television show What’s Happening!! from 1976 to 1979 and What’s Happening Now!! from 1985 to 1988. She also starred in the short-lived sitcom One in a Million.

She was born to Richard and Mozella Hemphill and had a brother named William.

On December 10, 1999, Hemphill was found dead at her home in West Covina, California. Her body was discovered by a gardener who looked through a window and saw her lying on her bedroom floor. An autopsy determined that Hemphill died of kidney failure. Hemphill was cremated.