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Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

Shree Krishna Sun Aug, 2017
Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

New Jersey-born an American actor/film producer, comedian, singer and humanitarian Jerome Levitch professionally-known as Jerry Lewis died at the age of 91 last night at around 11 p.m. The American actor who served as the national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association died leaving his larger-than-life legacy behind him.

Jerry Lewis' death was caused by a heart condition, the Clark County Nevada Coroner stated. His cause of death is officially listed as ischemic cardiomyopathy, which occurs when the heart becomes unable to pump sufficient blood to the rest of the body due to a coronary artery disease.

The news of the demise of Lewis shocked a lot of well-known faces belonging to the world of the silver screen.

Jerry Lewis (Jerome Levitch) dies at the age 91

Jerry Lewis (Jerome Levitch) dies at the age 91

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Robert Anthony De Niro an American-Italian actor/producer and director issued a statement on Lewis death, praising the efforts of the former comedian in introducing the gesture of comedy into the silver screen. He stated that,

Jerry was a pioneer in comedy and film. And he was a friend. I was fortunate to have seen him a few times over the past couple of years," DeNiro wrote. "Even at 91, he didn't miss a beat... Or a punchline. You'll be missed.

Along with the American-Italian actor/producer, a lot of biggies of silver screen reacted on the demise of the former comedian.

Jerry Lewis (Jerome Levitch) dies at the age 91?

Jerry Lewis (Jerome Levitch) dies at the age 91

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Penn Jillette an American magician/juggler and comedian, who, just like Lewis, invested must of his career performing in Las Vegas, took to Twitter to grieve his late friend.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association issued a statement in the honor of Lewis, who hosted the annual telethon for MDA for 45 years, to help those, who are affected by heart diseases and prostate cancer. 

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is deeply saddened by the death of beloved comedian, performer, humanitarian and former MDA telethon star and national chairman Jerry Lewis.

The Chairman of MDA Rodney Howell also issued a statement in honor of the late American actor/producer and comedian.

MDA would not be the organization it is today if it were not for Jerry’s tireless efforts on behalf of 'his kids.' His enthusiasm for finding cures for neuromuscular disease was matched only by his unyielding commitment to see the fight through to the end. ?

Patton Oswalt, a former wedding DJ from North Virginia took to twitter to show a humble and humorous gesture of respect for the late actor/director and comedian.

A Canadian national belonging to the silver screen, William Shatner offered simple and sweet words of condolences in his tribute to Lewis. 

Condolences to the family of Jerry Lewis. The world is a lot less funnier today.