Hollywood Mourns Death of Jerry Lewis: ‘World Is a Lot Less Funnier Today’

“Even at 91, he didn’t miss a beat… Or a punchline. He’ll be missed,” Robert De Niro says of the legend who died Sunday morning

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Love is pouring in from all walks of the entertainment industry for the legendary Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday.

Robert De Niro, who worked together on the 1983 dark comedy, Martin Scorsese-directed film “The King of Comedy,” said in a statement: “Jerry was a pioneer in comedy and film. He was a friend. I was fortunate to have seen him a few times over the past couple years. Even at 91, he didn’t miss a beat… Or a punchline. He’ll be missed.”

Scorsese was also moved by the comedian’s death. “Jerry Lewis was a master. He was a giant. He was an innovator. He was a great entertainer. He was a great artist. And he was a remarkable man,” the Oscar-winning director wrote in a statement. “I had the honor of working with him, and it was an experience I’ll always treasure. He was, truly, one of our greats.”

Here is a spattering of other famous names paying tribute to the one-of-a-kind Lewis: