Jeffersons' Sherman Hemsley Died From Lung Cancer
According to the Postmortem Report, obtained by TMZ, the primary cause of death is listed as "superior vena cava syndrome" -- a complication resulting from a mass on Sherman's lung.
According to the report, Sherman had been advised to get chemo and radiation therapy before he succumbed to his illness. It's unclear if Sherman was a smoker.
TMZ broke the story ... Sherman was found dead last month in his El Paso, TX home at the age of 74. more on this story
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