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    Sherman Hemsley's Death: Celebrities React to The Jeffersons Star's Passing

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    Today, we learned the sad news that the lovable Sherman Hemsley, star of The Jeffersons, died at age 74.

    The Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated actor will forever be remembered for his epic run as George Jefferson on the boob tube, and celebs have taken to Twitter to share some of their fondest memories of the famed TV thesp:

    READ: Sherman Hemsley, Star of The Jeffersons, Dies at 74

    Jeffrey Ross: Sherman Helmsley moved on up. Roast in peace, funny man.

    Kevin Smith: 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.

    Alyssa Milano: Rest in Peace (in a delux apartment in the sky), Sherman Hemsley.

    Larenz Tate: RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. I had the honor of wrking w the great comedic actor as a kid on his show Amen in 1988. #Respect

    2012's Celebrity Deaths

    Deion Sanders: 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.

    Nicki Minaj: Wow. Sending LOVE 

    Jackée Harry: RIP To My Longtime Friend & Comedic LEGEND, Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. #NeverToBeForgotten

    Russell Simmons: RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. rest peacefully in the de-luxe apartment in the sky...

    —Reporting by Sharareh Drury

    PHOTOS: Sherman Hemsley: A Life in Pictures

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