Joy and laughter turned to silence and cries yesterday, July 24, when fans across the globe learned that beloved TV sitcom star George Hemsley had passed away at the age of 74.

For years, Hemsley wowed fans while playing the seminal role of George Jefferson, first alongside Archie Bunker in “All in the Family,” and then as the star of the hit sitcom “The Jeffersons,” which ran for a decade.

And as fans of the star mourn his death, so do fellow music and Hollywood luminaries like Nicki Minaj, Russell Simmons and Jackée Harry, who shared their sorrow over Hemsley’s death via social media.

Check out all of the celebrity responses below. –nicholas robinson

 

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  • Jpgotta

    Sherman Hensley provided a lot of clean good entertaiment and is missed

    • http://twitter.com/ddjdav Juan David

      My mom used to watch him. RIP Sherman Hensley

    • http://twitter.com/ddjdav Juan David

      My mom used to watch him. RIP Sherman Hensley