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Sherman Hemsley, former star of The Jeffersons, is still not buried nearly five weeks after his death as a local court scrambles to validate his will.
Hemsley, who shot to fame with his role of George Jefferson, died on July 24.
His body has been kept in refrigeration at an El Paso, Texas funeral home until it’s proven that his will, which names 56-year-old Flora Enchinton sole beneficiary of his estate, is valid.
Hemsley refers to Enchinton as a “beloved partner” in his will, The Associated Press reports.
Richard Thornton, who says he’s the fallen actor’s brother, is contesting the will and saying he doesn’t believe Hemsley created it.
"Some people come out of the woodwork — they think Sherman, they think money," Enchinton, who says she lived with Hemsley for over 10 years and he never mentioned a brother, told The AP about Thornton. "But the fact it that I did not know Sherman when he was in the limelight. I met them when they (Hemsley and Johnston) came running from Los Angeles with not one penny, when there was nothing but struggle."
She also told KVIA El Paso "It is disgraceful. It is sad. This was a man with dignity."