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08-20-2017, 09:58 PM

Jerry Lewis has died from natural causes at the age of 91.

The comedian passed away at home in Las Vegas at 9.15 am Sunday, his agent confirmed.

'Sadly I can confirm that today the world lost one of the most significant human beings of the 20th century,' his representative Mark Rozzano told ABC News.

Over his long career in showbiz, Lewis starred in several hit movies including Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy and The Nutty Professor.

But arguably his most famous achievement is founding the annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon in the 1960s, which raised more than $2.45 billion over the decades, led by Lewis until he was relieved as host in 2011.

08-20-2017, 10:04 PM
RIP Jerry Lewis AKA Nutty Professer