Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

August 20th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Obituaries

FILE - In this April 12, 2014, file photo, actor and comedian Jerry Lewis poses during an interview at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images, File)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reaction to the death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis:

"Jerry Lewis has passed on. I sincerely hope his afterlife is a warm, peaceful...

...haven."_Patton Oswalt on Twitter

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"We will miss Jerry so much. I can't believe I got to meet him and spend time with him. How did my life get good enough that Jerry Lewis would smile at me? And how sad to lose him. Goodbye to the real, no irony, king of comedy." - Penn Jillette, in a series of tweets, on Twitter

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"Jerry Lewis passed today, millions around the world loved him, millions of kids he helped w/his telethons. R.I.P. &condolences 2 his family." - Whoppi Goldberg on Twitter

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"Jerry Lewis loomed large in my family. Many movies with my mom & he made home movies with Janet and Tony. He made me and many laugh."_Jamie Lee Curtis on Twitter

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"We lost one of the great ones today...possibly the greatest. Jerry Lewis was one of my comedy heroes & was a gigantic inspiration to me. I am so grateful to have shared some valuable time with him."- Sean Hayes on Instagram

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"We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels." - George Takei on Twitter

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"One of the greatest of all time. A legend. A showman. A comedic icon. A movie star. An activist. A one of a kind." - Josh Gad on Twitter

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"Condolences to the family of Jerry Lewis. The world is a lot less funnier today." - William Shatner on Twitter

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"Jerry Lewis was an angel to me. Loved him & will never forget what he did for me during one of the worst times in my life." -Rose Marie on Twitter


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