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Celebrities react to Sherman Hemsley’s death

Musician Lenny Kravitz
@LennyKravitz Rest in peace Sherman Hemsley. You are legendary. Your contribution changed the fabric of American culture...  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Tamera Mowry
@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.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Musician 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  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Alyssa Milano
@Alyssa_Milano Rest in Peace (in a delux apartment in the sky), Sherman Hemsley.  ()
Commentator Tavis Smiley
@tavissmiley What’s life without laughter? For those of a certain age, we grew up watching Sherman Hemsley. What a loss.  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Russell Simmons
@UncleRUSHRIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. rest peacefully in the de-luxe apartment in the sky...  (Scott Eells / Bloomberg)
Actress Jackee Harry
@JackeeHarry RIP To My Longtime Friend & Comedic LEGEND, Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. #NeverToBeForgotten  (Moses Robinson / Getty Images)
NFL star Deion Sanders
@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  (David Kent / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT)
Director Kevin Smith
@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.  (Christopher Polk / Getty Images )
Actor Seth Green
@SethGreen I love George Jefferson & Deacon Frye like family. Thanks for being awesome Sherman Hemsley.  (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Actress 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.  (Stefano Paltera/For The Times)
Actor Donald Faison
@donald_faison RIP Sherman Hemsley.  (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Musician Bootsy Collins
@Bootsy_Collins Man We lost Another One That Kept Up Cracking Up Through Some Tuff Times. Mr. Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson...  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )
Athlete Kellie Wells
@KellieWellz RIP Sherman Hensley. his shows were a staple in my childhood..... sad!  ( Jamie McDonald / Getty Images)
Musician MC Hammer
@MCHammer, right. It was an Honor to know and work with you. Thanks for all the laughs :) RIP Sherman “George Jefferson” Hemsley one of the greatest !!!  (Julie Jacobson / Associated Press)
Singer Nicki Minaj
@NICKIMINAJ Wow. Sending LOVE > RT @JackeeHarry: RIP To My Longtime Friend & Comedic LEGEND, Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson. #NeverToBeForgotten  (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)
Actor Omar Epps
@omarepps #RIP Sherman Hensley! Thank you for your art & making me laugh throughout my childhood!  (Bruce Macaulay )
Athlete Brian Dawkins
@BrianDawkins Man, we lost 2 greats in the last Month or so. Mr. Andy Griffith & now Mr. Sherman Hemsley  (Jacqueline Larma / Associated Press)
Actor Josh Duhamel
@joshduhamel RIP Sherman Hemsley. #MovinOnUp to heaven now. bit.ly/Ml4zgi  ()
Actress Holly Robinson-Peete
@hollyrpeete Met Sherman Helmsley when I was 7. I saw him in my 1st Broadway musical ever : “Purlie!”. He played a character “Gitlow”. Brilliant. A Force. Iconic. RIP Sherman... http://say.ly/OAi3Pvz  (Alex J. Berliner / Berliner Photography)
Actor 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

Tate is pictured here in the film “A Man Apart.”

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Musician Questlove
@questlove Sherman Hemsley you’l be missed  (Mike Coppola / Getty Images)
Musical group Superchunk
@superchunk RIP Sherman Helmsley, George Jefferson was a towering comedic figure in my TV childhood! #fishdontfryinthekitchen  (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame
@WakaFlockaBSM RIP Sherman Hemsley aka George Jefferson  (Alexandra Wyman / Getty Images)
Actress 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!” Matlin is pictured here with her interpreter, Jack Jason, right.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Mehcad Brooks
@MehcadBrooks#RIP Sherman Hemsley. He’s moving on up to heaven. God Bless and much respect. Thank you for the laughs and the smiles.  (Bubble Releasing)
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