If reports are to be believed, legendary actor, director, dramatist, producer, comedian and screen writer is dead at 91. One of the best comedians and actors that the world has produced the news of his death has shocked his fans and admirers across the world.
While he was 91, the news has simply shocked his fans. This is notwithstanding the fact that the actor was not doing well on his health front for the last few months. He was admitted in a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year and there are reasons to believe that the same cause led to his death. The comedian’s family in a statement said that Jerry Lewis died of natural causes at 9:15 a.m. at his Las Vegas home with them at his side.
Initially there was confusion regarding his death. But later, the news of his death was first confirmed by Las Vegas Review Journal writer John Kastilometes through a tweet. Twitter. “Legendary entertainer #Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home w/ family by his side,” the tweet said.
Born on 16th March 1926, Jerry Lewis who was born as Jerome Levitch was a consummate actor, great comedian, exceptional singer, well-known film producer, dexterous film director, exceptional screenwriter and renowned humanitarian. Even his detractors accepted that his humor enlivened the scenes with his powerful presence. Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin were partners as Martin and Lewis duo. Later he went solo and established himself as a solo artist too.
Jerry Lewis married twice. He married for the first time to Patti Palmer in the year 1944. Their marriage lasted for around 36 years.In the year 1983, he married SanDee Pitnick. Their marriage lasted till his end.
Lewis is survived by his seven children, including well-known singer Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis & The Playboys. It must be added here that while five are his biological children, two are adopted. Lewis and Palmaer had six children, including Gary and the late Joseph Lewis. Lewis and Pitnick also adopted a daughter, Danielle, who was born in 1992.
His popularity can be gauged by the fact that he hosted Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for as many as 44 long. Lewis received almost every award meant for Hollywood under the sun.