After a long and accomplished career in show business, famed comedian Jerry Lewis died on Sunday at 91 years old. Dedicated his long history in the business and vast body of work, many in Hollywood took the news hard and immediately went to social media to share their thoughts about Lewis, his influence and his comedy.
I’m heartbroken at the loss of our life-long friend( Uncle) Jerry Lewis. I’ve loved him all my life and will miss him greatly.
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— Deana Martin (@ DeanaMartin_) August 20, 2017
— Joan Collins (@ Joancollinsdbe) August 20, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@ jamieleecurtis) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis was an angel to me. Loved him& will never forget what he did for me during one of the worst hours in my life. RIP, Love Roe pic.twitter.com/ 0OoQV4yaae
— Rose Marie-Official (@ RoseMarie4Real) August 20, 2017
The French were right about him all along. RIP Jerry Lewis pic.twitter.com/ jNLRPQeS4G
— Gilbert Gottfried (@ RealGilbert) August 20, 2017
We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels, Jerry Lewis. https :// t.co/ vdYCfd7atJ
— George Takei (@ GeorgeTakei) August 20, 2017
How did my life get good enough that Jerry Lewis would smile at me? And how sad to lost him. pic.twitter.com/ taPhl1utzO
— Penn Jillette (@ pennjillette) August 20, 2017
— Harland Williams (@ HarlandWilliams) August 20, 2017
Just a monumental talent. Dean Martin told me that after the long hiatus in the friendship, the first words Jerry said were, “you’re late! ” pic.twitter.com/ mFuTjHtq6E
— James Woods (@ RealJamesWoods) August 20, 2017
It was incredible knowing& laughing with the Amazing Jerry Lewis! He’ll keep’em laffin in the ever after!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@ SamuelLJackson) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis passed today, millions around the world loved him, millions of children he helped w/ his telethons. R.I.P.& condolences 2 his family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@ WhoopiGoldberg) August 20, 2017
I’m so heartbroken that Jerry Lewis passed away. His buddy movies w/ Dean Martin are still some of my all-time favorites…
— Paula Abdul (@ PaulaAbdul) August 20, 2017
That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable boon, comedy’s absolute! I am because he was! ;^ D pic.twitter.com/ 3Zdq9xhXlE
— Jim Carrey (@ JimCarrey) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis has passed on. I sincerely hope his afterlife is a warm, peaceful…
— Patton Oswalt (@ pattonoswalt) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis! Oy! Another comic legend run. What an amazing talent and philanthropist. A long, well lived life! #RIPJerryLewis
— Jon Lovitz (@ realjonlovitz) August 20, 2017
— Josh Gad (@ joshgad) August 20, 2017
Condolences to the family of Jerry Lewis. The world is a lot less funnier today.
— William Shatner (@ WilliamShatner) August 20, 2017
— Sean Hayes (@ SeanHayes) August 20, 2017
Once asked SNL legend Herb Sargent what’s the funniest thing you ever find? He instantly said, “Martin and Lewis, 1940 ‘s, in a club.”
— Conan O’Brien (@ ConanOBrien) August 20, 2017
So saddened to learn of the happen of Jerry Lewis, a true comic icon. In Boston 1947 I roared at his and Dean’s first ever performance
— carl reiner (@ carlreiner) August 20, 2017
I mourn the occur of my friend Jerry Lewis. He was the Friars Club’s Abbott and I its Dean. He could always stimulate me laugh. pic.twitter.com/ aZ1ZmMM2Y5
— Larry King (@ kingsthings) August 20, 2017
You fabricated the whole thing
Thank you doesn’t even get close
— Jeffrey Tambor (@ jeffreytambor) August 20, 2017
Always funny. Always helpful. Always honest. I will miss you Jerry Lewis. The world has lost a true innovator& icon. pic.twitter.com/ mJzLbh0VFd
— Dane Cook (@ DaneCook) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis was a genius comedian, performer, director, discoverer, humanitarian and, as a Las Vegan, what I miss most..https :// t.co/ R0uLkPOwyU
— Jimmy Kimmel (@ jimmykimmel) August 20, 2017
The master. Rest peacefully Jerry. pic.twitter.com/ frFMGTx6Dl
— Tony Hale (@ MrTonyHale) August 20, 2017
Dad will be as happy to see you as I’m sad to see you go.
Give him one of your bear hugs for me. I’ll always love you. pic.twitter.com/ iImROGLKnl
— Nancy Sinatra (@ NancySinatra) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis, a complicated spirit who induced the whole world chuckle has died.
— Bette Midler (@ BetteMidler) August 20, 2017
— Sandra Bernhard (@ SandraBernhard) August 20, 2017
As a kid, I’m pretty sure I was the biggest Jerry Lewis fan in the world. Truly. R.I.P. Jerry Lewis.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@ kumailn) August 20, 2017
— Chris Kattan (@ ChrisKattan) August 20, 2017
RIP #JerryLewis Just too many instances to choose from in many regions of entertainment. So many favs. Not enough room.
— Ralph Macchio (@ ralphmacchio) August 20, 2017
Sorry to hear about the occur of the legendary comedy giant Jerry Lewis. Rest In Peace.
— Tom Green (@ tomgreenlive) August 20, 2017
Oh NOOOOO !!! Jerry Lewis just died! Another comic legend has left us. Martin& Lewis were the Beatles of comedy! Nobody was EVER bigger!
— Rob Schneider (@ RobSchneider) August 20, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ ThatKevinSmith) August 20, 2017
RIP jerry lewis … he was always so nice to me – the greatest of all time.
— Harry Connick Jr (@ HarryConnickJR) August 20, 2017
Watching Jerry Lewis onscreen induces me laugh harder than almost anyone. His great contribution to cinema is undeniable. #RIP
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ ActuallyNPH) August 20, 2017
From 3 on I cherish how this genius brought consolation to me with laughter and then supporting and friendship. Rip Jerry pic.twitter.com/ Jfu2cXZEju
— Richard Lewis (@ TheRichardLewis) August 20, 2017
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