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Jerry Lewis is Dead

US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91.

BornMarch 16, 1926, Newark, New Jersey, United States

A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.

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.

Jerry Lewis was an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.

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