It's been a tough weekend for comedians, huh?
Last night we learned that the beloved Dick Gregory had passed away, and then, less than 24 hours later, the news broke that Jerry Lewis had also died.
Jerry, known for his comedy and for his amazing humanitarian work, was 91 years old, and he passed away in his Las Vegas home this morning from natural causes.
It's a big loss … and you can tell by how many people have taken the time today to remember him.
Check out some of the messages about Jerry below.
1. Jim Carrey
“That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy’s absolute! I am because he was!”
2. Samuel L. Jackson
“It was incredible knowing & laughing with the Amazing Jerry Lewis! He’ll keep’em laffin in the ever after!”
3. Bill O’Reilly
“Jerry Lewis loved his country & helped it enormously. I occasionally spoke with him about policy-he was on it, very engaged despite his age.”
4. Neil Patrick Harris
“Watching Jerry Lewis onscreen makes me laugh harder than almost anyone. His great contribution to cinema is undeniable.”
5. Debra Messing
“#RIP Jerry Lewis. A Genius. A Legend. Thanks for all the laughs.”
6. Ellen DeGeneres
“Jerry Lewis was a comic and philanthropic icon. I send love to his family today.”
The Hollywood Gossip