Sherman Hemsley of 'The Jeffersons' had cancer, medical examiner says

EL PASO, Texas

The star of "The Jeffersons" had a tumor obstructing a large vein. He died at his home in El Paso on July 24 at the age of 74.

Hemsley made George Jefferson, the blustering Harlem businessman, one of TV's most memorable characters.

Hemsley also found success on other TV shows. For five seasons, he played Deacon Ernest Frye on "Amen." He also had roles in shows like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, "Family Matters" and "Sister, Sister."

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