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Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91

New York Post

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis — best known for his work with actor Dean Martin and tireless efforts to fight muscular dystrophy — died Sunday.

He was 91.

Lewis, a native of Newark, NJ, died at his Las Vegas home with family by his side, according to his publicist, Candi Cazau.

Condolences and fond memories of Lewis poured in from around the entertainment world.

Jerry Lewis gives his acceptance speech after being awarded an honorary trophy at the 81st Academy Awards.Getty Images

“Jerry Lewis just died. When I met him, I feel apart, just sobbed. I guess it’s time for that again,” magician Penn Jillette tweeted. “We will miss Jerry so much. I can’t believe I got to meet him and spend time with him.”

Lewis’ not-so-high-brow hilarity in a slew of movies and on TV made him a favorite to audiences.

The star of the flick “The Nutty Professor” was honored with France’s Legion of Honor award in 1983.

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