Sherman Hemsley Died from Lung Cancer
Sherman Hemsley — the actor famous for playing George Jefferson on “The Jeffersons” — died as a result of a cancerous mass on his lung … this according to the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner.
According to the Postmortem Report, obtained by TMZ, the primary cause of death is listed as “superior vena cava syndrome” — a complication resulting from a mass on Sherman’s lung.
According to the report, Sherman had been advised to get chemo and radiation therapy before he succumbed to his illness. It’s unclear if Sherman was a smoker.
TMZ broke the story … Sherman was found dead last month in his El Paso, TX home at the age of 74.