TV's George Jefferson dies at age 74

EL PASO, Tex.

Actor Sherman Hemsley played the character George Jefferson for 15 years, first in the TV sitcom "All in the Family and then in his own spin-off, "The Jeffersons."

He reprised the role last year for a short stint on the series "The House of Payne".

Hemsley passed away in his El Paso, Texas home.

The actor was not married and did not have any children.

KGO-TV San Francisco, CA contributed to this report.

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