Sherman Hemsley dies at 74

http://twitter.com/#!/JackeeHarry/status/227863297960062976

Actor Sherman Hemsley, best known as the star of TV series “The Jeffersons” and “Amen,” has died at age 74 at his home in El Paso, Texas.

Celebrities and fans alike were quick to offer their condolences.

G'bye, Sherman Hemsley. Your George Jefferson was so beloved, it earned you your own successful sitcom! Huge bucket of win! Move on up, sir.

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 24, 2012

> 223,000 strollers recalled due to strangulation risk http://t.co/ahDIkRV0 /via @WENYTV @heykim

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 24, 2012

RIP Sherman Hemsley.

— Donald Faison (@donald_faison) July 24, 2012

RIP Mr. Hemsley, and thanks. RT @peoplemag: The Jeffersons star Sherman Hemsley is dead at 74 http://t.co/ioUKkdxe

— Christopher Gorham (@ChrisGorham) July 24, 2012

RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. rest peacefully in the de-luxe apartment in the sky… http://t.co/swNV1s41

— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 24, 2012

Wow. Sending LOVE > RT @JackeeHarry: RIP To My Longtime Friend & Comedic LEGEND, Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. #NeverToBeForgotten

— Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) July 24, 2012

God bless Sherman Hemsley BKA George Jefferson. He's gone to be with the Lord. He made me dream I could move on up. Truth

— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) July 24, 2012

RIP Sherman Hemsley. #MovinOnUp to heaven now. http://t.co/yVOVnZWD

— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) July 24, 2012

RIP Sherman Hemsley!! I grew up watching the Jeffersons as many of us did & he along w/that cast will be one to be remembered. #RIPGeorge

— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) July 24, 2012

George Jefferson, RIP Sherman Hemsley a comedic genius…my thoughts are with his loved ones..

— Denise Richards (@DENISE_RICHARDS) July 24, 2012

Rocker Lenny Kravitz’s late mother Roxie Roker played Helen Willis on “The Jeffersons.”

Rest in peace Sherman Hemsley. You are legendary. Your contribution changed the fabric of American culture…

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) July 24, 2012

…Growing up watching you on set with my mom was monumental. Love, Lenny Kravitz

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) July 24, 2012