Coroner: Hemsley died of natural cause; no autopsy
The Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The El Paso medical examiner's office says Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson in the television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes and that no autopsy will be performed.
Coroner's office administration manager Irene Santiago said Wednesday that the 74-year-old actor had been ill. She did not elaborate.
"THERE IS A TIME WHEN LOVE IS THE GREATEST GIFT. LET THIS WONDERFUL "BUNDLE OF LAUGHTER" REAP HIS REWARD AND REST IN PEACE. MR. HEMSLEY , YOUR SPIRIT HAS ALREADY DANCED AWAY BUT YOUR SMILE WILL ALWAYS WITH US GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!"
– BARBARA DAMICO, FAN FOR YEARS,
CHESTER, VA, Nov 20, 2012
"I can't believe tomorrow you've already been gone for a month, I still think im guna see u at the store but your gone. We miss u!!"
– Deidre Martinez, friend,
El Paso, TX, Aug 24, 2012