Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Jerry Lewis became known for his goofy, slapstick style of comedy.
Lewis’s 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success. He became the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, chalking up hits such as The Bell Boy, Cinderfella and The Nutty Professor. Other notable successes included The King of Comedy in 1983, in which he played a talk show host stalked by Robert de Niro.
“Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side,” the family statement said.