Fight Over Sherman Hemsley’s Residuals Still Raging After Eight Years

By: Eriq Gardner

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Sherman Hemsley might finally be buried, but a long-running dispute over who is entitled to the late actor’s residuals survives and was the subject of a ruling on Monday by a California appeals court.

The actor best known for playing George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died of lung cancer at the age of 74 in July 2012. But Hemsley wasn’t put in the ground until November thanks to a bizarre estate dispute arising from the emergence of a man who claimed to be Hemsley’s brother. Yes, it took four months to bury Sherman Hemsley.

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