Sherman Hemsley of 'The Jeffersons' has died

Details surrounding Hemsley's death have not been released

Published On: Jul 24 2012 05:06:23 PM EDT

Sherman Hemsley, who may best be known for his starring role on "The Jeffersons" has died. Hemsley was 74-years-old.

Although the cause of Hemsley's death is unclear, TMZ reports that the actor passed away at his El Paso, Texas, home.

Hemsley made a name for himself as George Jefferson. In 1984 he earned an Emmy nomination for lead actor in a comedy series. Hemsley went on to appear on a handful of other classic television shows including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Hughleys."

Hemsley had no wife or kids.