Last month, comedy fans across the globe were heartbroken when Sherman Hemsley, the star of the iconic show “The Jeffersons,” passed away at 74. After being laid to rest, a coroner’s report has now revealed the true cause of Hemsley’s death.
According to TMZ, the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner has determined that Hemsley died as a result of a cancerous mass on his lung.
The Postmortem Report has listed the primary cause of death as “superior vena cava syndrome” — a complication resulting from a mass on the lung.
The report claims that Hemsley had been advised to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment before his passing. It’s unclear if he was a smoker.
Once again, we say R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley and below you can check out some other funnymen who left us too soon. –nicholas robinson