Sherman Hemsley, who died of lung cancer on July 24, has not been buried yet because his long lost brother from Philadelphia is contesting the will...
Six weeks before he died Sherman Hemsley signed his last will and testament leaving his entire estate, worth $50,000, to his manager Flora Enchinton.
The will is being contested by Sherman's brother, Richard Thornton, who believes the will is fake. Flora tells the Associated Press she was Sherman's manager for over 20 years and lived with the actor and his friend Kenny Johnston and never heard Sherman mention any relatives.
"Some people come out of the woodwork — they think Sherman, they think money. 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."No date has been set for a hearing.