August 30th, 2012 10:00 EST
Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson) On Ice Until Will Dispute Is Settled
"The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television`s George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will.
In the will Hemsley signed six weeks before dying of lung cancer July 24 he named Flora Enchinton, 56, whom he called a `beloved partner,` as sole beneficiary of his estate, which is estimated in court documents to be more than $50,000."
Sherman Hemsley`s soul may have moved on up to a luxury apartment in the sky, but his corpse is still in refrigeration at a funeral home.
Hemsley`s will is being contested by Richard Thornton, who claims to be his brother. Hemsley was gay and he had no romantic relationship with Enchinton, but she was a trusted friend as well as his manager.
This is an outrage; there is no reason why Hemsley can`t be laid to rest, while the validity of his will is contested in court.
Hemsley is best known for playing George Jefferson, a bigoted Harlem dry cleaner, a character that was beloved by several generations of fans.
May Hemsley soon rest in peace!
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