The comedy world has lost another icon.
Jerry Lewis, who rose to fame alongside Dean Martin, influenced generations of comedians and raised billions of dollars thanks to his Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died at the age of 91.
Lewis’ death was confirmed by Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes, who said Lewis died this morning in his home in Las Vegas and shared the following statement from his family: “Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home with family by his side.”
As expected, many figures from the comedy and entertainment world took to social media to pay their respects to the comedy legend.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)