Aug. 20 (UPI) – Comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91.

The news of his death was first tweeted Sunday by John Katsilometes‏, a columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  

“Very sad to report entertainment legend #JerryLewis has died today at 9:15 a.m. at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91,” Katsilometes‏’ post read.

A second tweet from the writer cited Lewis’ family as saying he died of natural causes surrounded by his loved ones.

The Hollywood Reporter said Lewis had been in poor health for many years, undergoing open-heart surgery, battling prostate cancer and suffering from the chronic lung disease pulmonary fibrosis.



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