On Sunday, Aug. 20, Hollywood was saddened to learn that comedy legend Jerry Lewis had died at age 91. His family issued a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, revealing that the beloved comedian passed away from natural causes. Celebs reactions to Jerry Lewis' death on social media with many kind words and sweet memories. Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Lewis passed away at his Las Vegas home at around 9:15 a.m. PST.
Lewis' publicist Nancy Kane released the following statement to Bustle:
"He died peacefully of natural causes at 91. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones at home."
Lewis got his big break in the 1940s when he teamed up with Dean Martin while working in Atlantic City, N.J. The comedian and the crooner duo soon became insanely popular on stage and in the movies. Together, they starred in My Friend Irma in 1949, At War With the Army in 1950, Sailor Beware in 1952, The Caddy in 1953, among many others. The duo parted ways in 1956. In the 1960s, Lewis was one of the biggest Hollywood actors, starring in hit movies such as The Bellboy in 1960 and The Nutty Professor in 1963.
Lewis was no doubt an influential comedian and celebs are sharing all their memories of him on social media to honor his life.