Texas Legislature Honors Late Actor

The Texas Legislature has honored late actor Sherman Hemsley.

Sherman Hemsley (File)

AUSTIN (May 22, 2013)--The Texas Legislature has honored actor Sherman Hemsley, the man best known for playing the role of George Jefferson on “The Jeffersons.”

El Paso Rep. Joe Pickett offered the memorial resolution Wednesday for a man he called a friend and a constituent.

Hemsley spent the final years of his life in El Paso and residents frequently saw him walking and in a neighborhood grocery store.

He died of lung cancer in July, but after his death, a dispute over his estate delayed his burial.

In November he received full military honors and was buried in El Paso.

Pickett said he wanted to "bring attention to a sweet, sweet man that we will all miss."

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