Following a postmortem autopsy, it was discovered that beloved “The Jeffersons” actor Sherman Hemsley died from complications from a lung cancer diagnosis.
Hemsley who passed away on July 24th in his El Paso, TX home was advised to seek chemotherapy and radiation right before his untimely death. It isn’t clear however, if Hemsley had been a smoker.
The official cause of death is ‘superior vena cava syndrome’ – a complication resulting from a mass on Sherman’s lung, reports TMZ.
He was 74 years old.
Actor Sherman Hemsley Passes At 74