We are sad to report that Jerry Lewis who was best known as the comedic partner to the famous “Rat Pack” has passed away at the age of 91. Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter John Katsilometes broke the news which was later confirmed by Lewis’ family. Lewis passed away at his Las Vegas home. The family released a brief statement sharing:
“Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today,” read the statement, “of natural causes at 91 at his home, with his family by his side.”
Lewis has survived a host of health issues including open-heart surgery in 1983, a bout with prostate cancer in the early ’90s and a heart attack in 2006.