Iconic sitcom actor Sherman Hemsley, who made the character George Jefferson famous in “The Jeffersons” has died, his rep told Reuters Tuesday.

“Sherman Hemsley has been pronounced dead El Paso Sheriff’s Department has confirmed,” the actor’s agent Todd Frank said in a statement given to Reuters.

Hemsley appears to have died from natural causes, TMZ, who first reported the news of his death, said. Sources say he was discovered by his nurse who initially thought that the actor was sleeping.


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