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:
How lucky are we to have ever had Jerry Lewis in the 1st place? We'll certainly never see his equal again. What a giant. RIP my friend.
— Paul Reiser (@PaulReiser) August 20, 2017
That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy's absolute! I am because he was! ;^D pic.twitter.com/3Zdq9xhXlE
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis passed today,millions around the world loved him,millions of kids he helped w/his telethons. R.I.P. &condolences 2 his family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 20, 2017
Darling Jerry, I ❤️’d You & Dean When I Was Little,But FELL IN LOVE WITH U WHEN WE PLAYED SNOW WHITE & 7 DWARVES ON S&C…U PLAYED ALL 7??
— Cher (@cher) August 20, 2017
It was incredible knowing & laughing with the Amazing Jerry Lewis! He'll keep'em laffin in the ever after!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis was a genius comedian, actor, director, inventor, humanitarian and, as a Las Vegan, what I miss most..https://t.co/R0uLkPOwyU
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 20, 2017
So saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry Lewis, a true comic icon. In Boston 1947 I roared at his and Dean's first ever performance
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) August 20, 2017
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 20, 2017
I'm so heartbroken that Jerry Lewis passed away. His buddy films w/ Dean Martin are still some of my all-time favorites…
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) August 20, 2017
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) August 20, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis! Oy! Another comic legend gone. What an amazing talent and philanthropist. A long, well lived life!#RIPJerryLewis
— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) August 20, 2017
RIP jerry lewis… he was always so nice to me – the greatest of all time.
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 20, 2017
Sad to read about the passing of Jerry Lewis. We met when we both received honorary degrees from Emerson in '93; how he made me laugh! RIP. pic.twitter.com/fNKcEyXFXK
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) August 20, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) August 20, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 20, 2017
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis has passed on. I sincerely hope his afterlife is a warm, peaceful…
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 20, 2017
Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis were two of the funniest, most legendary and prolific entertainers of our generation and I bow to their genius.
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) August 20, 2017
Thanks for all the laughs, Jerry. pic.twitter.com/RUiyf7xjOb
— Fred Willard (@Fred_Willard) August 20, 2017
How did my life get good enough that Jerry Lewis would smile at me? And how sad to lose him. pic.twitter.com/taPhl1utzO
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) August 20, 2017
RIP Jerry Lewis.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 20, 2017
Condolences to the family of Jerry Lewis. The world is a lot less funnier today. ☹️
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 20, 2017
— Paul Provenza (@PaulProvenza) August 20, 2017
The French were right about him all along. RIP Jerry Lewis pic.twitter.com/jNLRPQeS4G
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) August 20, 2017
Always funny. Always helpful. Always honest. I will miss you Jerry Lewis. The world has lost a true innovator & icon. pic.twitter.com/mJzLbh0VFd
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) August 20, 2017
We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels, Jerry Lewis. https://t.co/vdYCfd7atJ
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 20, 2017
My bad yall
The killer is still alive
Its Jerry Lewis, not Jerry Lee Lewis who passed away
Sorry bout that
Read the alert wrong
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 20, 2017
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis was a complicated man of astonishing talent.
If u are in comedy, you've been influenced by him, whether u know it or not. RIP https://t.co/VE5KZMETMU
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis thanks for years of laughter and raising money for your charity. Your comic brilliance continues to inspire me!
— Gates McFadden (@gates_mcfadden) August 20, 2017
My deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Lewis family . The world lost a great man today. Jerry Lewis. pic.twitter.com/KBwgquLbKh
— Tony Orlando (@TonyOrlando) August 20, 2017
Raised $2.6 billion to fight muscular dystrophy and help those who suffer from it. Farewell, Mr. Lewis. pic.twitter.com/2qVcikrABv
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) August 20, 2017
Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis were both great to me. It's a tough day. I will remember both tonight at my show tonight in Edinburgh.
— Barry Crimmins (@crimmins) August 20, 2017
— Tribeca (@Tribeca) August 20, 2017
— The Comedy Store (@TheComedyStore) August 20, 2017