Celebrity Reactions: Jerry Lewis Dead At 91

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Jerry Lewis Dead Hollywood Stars Twitter Tweets

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Celebrities are reacting to the death of Jerry Lewis. The legendary comedian died of natural causes on Sunday in Las Vegas at the age of 91. Now, a number of stars are reacting to the news that Lewis, who rose to fame in the late 1940s, is dead.

Josh Gad said, “One of the greatest of all time. A legend. A showman. A comedic icon. A movie star. An activist. A one of a kind. RIP #jerrylewis.” Ashley Greene wrote, “RIP to the legendary #JerryLewis. You entertained us until the end. Thoughts and prayers to your loved ones.” Patton Oswalt tweeted, “Jerry Lewis has passed on. I sincerely hope his afterlife is a warm, peaceful… haven.” And George Takei shared, “We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels, Jerry Lewis.”

Meanwhile, magician Penn Jillette offered, “Jerry Lewis just died. When I met him, I fell apart, just sobbed. I guess it’s time for that again.” He added, “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.” William Shatner tweeted, “Condolences to the family of Jerry Lewis. The world is a lot less funnier today.” And Russell Simmons said, “Watched Nutty Professor over and over and over again as a kid. Got to meet and hang with the legend who made it. #jerrylewis. Rip.”

Whoopi Goldberg tweeted, “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,” before adding, “I realize I may be late with all this but all know is, losing Dick Gregory & Jerry Lewis is a gain 4 heaven, but big loss for comedy.” Paula Abdul said, “I’m so heartbroken that Jerry Lewis passed away. His buddy films w/ Dean Martin are still some of my all-time favorites.” And Sean Hayes stated, “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. RIP #JerryLewis.”

Jim Carrey wrote, “That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy’s absolute! I am because he was!” “It was incredible knowing & laughing with the Amazing Jerry Lewis! He’ll keep’em laffin in the ever after,” Samuel L. Jackson shared. And Ryan Seacrest tweeted, “Jerry Lewis was a true movie legend and comedy pioneer. Rest in peace.”

Marlee Martin offered, “Sad to read about the passing of Jerry Lewis. We met when we both received honorary degrees from Emerson in ’93; how he made me laugh! RIP.” Ellen DeGeneres stated, “Jerry Lewis was a comic and philanthropic icon. I send love to his family today.” And Debra Messing said, “#RIP Jerry Lewis. A Genius. A Legend. Thanks for all the laughs.”

Mark Ruffalo offered, “Another great loss. RIP. Jerry Lewis.” Goldie Hawn stated, “Jerry Lewis. You were blessed, and blessed us with the perfect combination of comedy and Tragedy. A perfect clown who could do it all. Rest.” Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris noted, “Watching Jerry Lewis onscreen makes me laugh harder than almost anyone. His great contribution to cinema is undeniable. #RIP.”

Rob Schneider expressed, “Jerry Lewis made Millions of children laugh! Generations of kids delirious with laughter watching his movies! Can’t imagine my childhood w/o.” Dane Cook wrote, “Always funny. Always helpful. Always honest. I will miss you Jerry Lewis. The world has lost a true innovator & icon.” And Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted, “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. #rip.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to the death of Jerry Lewis.

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