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!"