UPDATED: The actor was found in his home in El Paso, Texas.
Sherman Hemsley, best known for his starring turn as the charming yet curmudgeonly George Jefferson in the sitcom The Jeffersons, has died, TMZ reports. He was 74.
Hemsley was found in his home in El Paso, Texas; no cause of death is yet known. He was unmarried and had no children.
A former postman from South Philadelphia, Hemsley burst on the national scene when he joined the Norman Lear-produced All in the Family in October 1973 during the CBS series’ fourth season, playing the pompous and feisty George, the pint-sized head of the family who lives next door to the Bunkers.
May he rest in peace.