Legendary TV actor Sherman Hemsley has passed away at the age of 74.
Best known for his role as George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons," Hemsley was loved by fans and colleagues alike.
Celebrities immediately took to Twitter to express their sadness over the loss of the TV icon.
Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH -- "RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. rest peacefully in the de-luxe apartment in the sky..."
Nicki Minaj @NICKIMINAJ -- "Wow. Sending LOVE"
Jackée Harry @JackeeHarry -- "RIP To My Longtime Friend & Comedic LEGEND, Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. #NeverToBeForgotten"
Lenny Kravitz @LennyKravitz -- "Rest in peace Sherman Hemsley. You are legendary. Your contribution changed the fabric of American culture..."
Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano -- "Rest in Peace (in a delux apartment in the sky), Sherman Hemsley."
Holly Robinson Peete @hollyrpeete -- "Sherman Helmsley was a pioneer in TV-feel blessed to have known and worked with him... Well Done. Rest With Angels Sherman ..."
Terrell Owens @terrellowens -- "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"
Rev Run @RevRunWisdom -- "RIP >Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson original #Boss Originator of #Swag. My tv youth hero! RIP! Movin on up"
OMAR EPPS @omarepps -- "#RIP Sherman Hensley! Thank you for your art & making me laugh throughout my childhood!"
Josh Duhamel @joshduhamel -- "RIP Sherman Hemsley. #MovinOnUp to heaven now."
Zach Braff @zachbraff -- "Sherman Hemsley made me laugh so many times growing up. There was no one quite like him. Rest in Peace."
Donald Faison @donald_faison -- "RIP Sherman Hemsley."
Seth Green @SethGreen -- "I love George Jefferson & Deacon Frye like family. Thanks for being awesome Sherman Hemsley."
Marlee Matlin @MarleeMatlin -- "Sad to read about passing of Sherman Hemsley, aka George Jefferson. RIP. Always very sweet to me. He really is 'movie' on up!'"
Adam Shankman @adammshankman -- "Oh no...gbye george...:("
KevinSmith @ThatKevinSmith -- "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."
Larenz Tate @LarenzTate -- "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"
Jeffrey Ross @realjeffreyross -- "Sherman Helmsley moved on up. Roast in peace, funny man."
Christopher Gorham @ChrisGorham -- "RIP Mr. Hemsley, and thanks"
Al Roker @alroker -- "I hope this isn't true: Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson in 'The Jeffersons,' has died, El Paso cops tell TMZ."
Tamera Mowry-Housley @TameraMowryTwo -- "RIP SHERMAN HEMSLEY ... You were brilliant at your craft! You taught me pure comedy. Such a pleasure working with a such a great talent."
Tom Morello @tmorello -- "RIP the great George Jefferson. Thanks so much to comedic pioneer Sherman Hemsley for bringing a black family into my white hometown"
jesse williams @iJesseWilliams -- "Sherman Hemsley - George Jefferson: Two of the baddest names in the business. RIP"
Tracie Thoms @traciethoms -- "RIP Sherman Hemsley. From Gitlow to George to Deacon Frye, you've brought me such joy. Thank you for every laugh. XO."
DeionSanders @DeionSanders -- "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"
Pilar Sanders @PilarSanders -- "To the one who moved on up RIP George Jefferson - Sherman Hemsley of The Jeffersons #GoodBlackSitcoms a Rarity Thanks for the Comedy"
stu stone @stustone -- "RIP Sherman Hemsley... George Jefferson is no doubt movin' on up to heaven. #icon"
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