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Sherman Helmsley laid to rest

REST IN PEACE: Sherman Helmsley

AMERICAN ACTOR Sherman Hemsley has finally been laid to rest, after his funeral was delayed over 'issues' with his estate.

Around 150 people attended the service at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso on Wednesday [Nov 20], to say goodbye to the 74-year-old, five months after passed away from lung cancer in June.

Clips from Hemsley’s hit-show The Jeffersons, was played to friends and family of the star before he was buried in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Shortly after his death, Norman Lear, producer of the show, said of the Philadelphia born Hemsley: "He was a love of a guy" and "immensely talented”.

El Paso Police Department chaplain Sam Faraone reportedly said during Hemsley’s eulogy: “He helped us to laugh, gave us an opportunity to forget the troubles, the stresses of life.”

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