Sherman Hemsley, known for his role as George Jefferson on the classic television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died from lung cancer, reports TMZ.com, citing the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner.
A postmortem report said the primary cause of death was a "superior vena cava syndrome," a complication from a cancerous mass on his lung, the story notes. The report said Hemsley had been advised to receive chemo and radiation therapy. It’s not known whether he was a smoker, the story adds.
As previously reported, Hemsley died at his home in El Paso last month at the age of 74.
"The Jeffersons" ran on CBS from 1975 to 1985.