The Jeffersons - Irwin Keyes dies at 63


Irwin Keyes, the actor many of us came to know and love as George Jefferson’s bodyguard, Hugo Mojelewski, on the classic sitcom, “The Jeffersons,” passed away on July 8 from acromegaly, a pituitary gland disorder. He was 63.

The actor’s niece, Rene Galarza, announced his passing via Facebook.

It’s with deep sympathy that I’m writing this post. Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate and friend, Irwin Keyes, has had his last curtain call. He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much.

In addition to “The Jeffersons,” Irwin’s acting credits also include “Police Squad,” “Married…With Children,” “Growing Pains” and “CSI.”

Irwin Keyes is survived by Tracy Fontaine, his wife of seven years.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


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