Jerry Lewis, a comedy legend, renowned partner of Dean Martin, and star of films like The Nutty Professor and The Bellboy, passed away at the age of 91 on Sunday, August 20. With a profession that covered over 60 years and a passionate commitment to charity and humanitarian work, especially on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Lewis left a mark on the film, television, and stage worlds for life. Due to his passing, celebrities have stepped forward to express their acknowledgements to Lewis’ household and to remember his impact on Hollywood and beyond..
Another comedian and star Dane Cook composed in a series of tweets: ” My coach and buddy Jerry Lewis has passed away. A visionary. A pioneer in all types of home entertainment. A charitable human. A dad. He meant the world to me and I will forever cherish the time I got to invest with him and his family. At a dark time in my life, he brought me pleasure. Always funny. Constantly useful. Always sincere. I will miss you, Jerry Lewis. The world has lost a real innovator and icon.”.
Jim Carrey called him “an undeniable genius, an abstruse true blessing, comedy’s absolute,” and credited Lewis’ work as a major influence on his own profession. Funnyman Josh Gad wrote, “One of the best of perpetuity. A legend. A showman. A comedic icon. A movie star. An activist. A one of a kind. RIP Jerry Lewis.”.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis remembered Lewis’ presence in her own family: “Jerry Lewis loomed large in my household. Lots of motion pictures with my mama and he made home motion pictures with Janet and Tony. He made me and lots of laugh.”.
” As a kid, I’m quite sure I was the biggest Jerry Lewis fan in the world. Thank you for the laughs and the feels, Jerry Lewis.”.
” Goodbye Jerry. You invented the whole thing. Thank you doesn’t even get close,” composed actor Jeffrey Tambor on Twitter..
Jerry Lewis made Millions of children laugh! Generations of kids delirious with laughter watching his movies! Can’t imagine my childhood w/o pic.twitter.com/2ppCs7qvOi
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 20, 2017
Marlon Wayans wrote a heartfelt homage to Lewis on Instagram: “Man … I’m simply floored. Maturing, all kids have extremely heroes … Jerry Lewis was mine. Such an amusing male. A brilliant physical comedian. My bro Shawn and I matured enjoying Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. These two assisted us dream. He was charitable and hilarious. You will permanently be remembered with a smile. We can look at your films and your work and we can for a short while feel much better about life. That is why I work as tough as I do. I’m a fool, I’m a clown, I’m a crusader for individuals’s smiles. We do what we have to do to make the world feel much better. Thank you for the many smiles you put on my face and thank [you] for being a light for a little kid with big dreams to follow. Rest well. Make God laugh.”.
” It was extraordinary chuckling and knowing with the fantastic Jerry Lewis!” Samuel L. Jackson said. “He’ll keep ’em [laughing] in the ever after!”.
” Jerry Lewis was a genius comedian, actor, director, developer, humanitarian and, as a Las Vegan, exactly what I miss most,” stated Jimmy Kimmel. Larry King honored the special relationship he had with Lewis: “I grieve the passing of my friend Jerry Lewis. He was the Friars Club’s Abbott and I, its Dean. He might constantly make me laugh.”.
” Jerry Lewis simply died. I think it’s time for that again,” comedian Penn Jillette composed on his Twitter, accompanied by numerous photos of him with Lewis. How did my life get good enough that Jerry Lewis would smile at me?
Social network has actually been swamped with homages to Lewis beyond the ones previously mentioned. You can check out a few below.
I’m so heartbroken that Jerry Lewis passed away. His buddy films w/ Dean Martin are still some of my all-time favorites…
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) August 20, 2017
From 3 on I cherish how this genius brought comfort to me with laughter and then support and friendship. Rip Jerry pic.twitter.com/Jfu2cXZEju
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) August 20, 2017
The French were right about him all along. RIP Jerry Lewis pic.twitter.com/jNLRPQeS4G
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) August 20, 2017
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