Jerry Lewis purposefully left out six of his children from his will before he passed away last month, leaving his entire estate to his widow, SanDee Pitnick.
According to The Blast and People, a will the comedian executed in 2012 “intentionally excluded” the children and all descendants from his first marriage to Patti Palmer. The entirety of his estate was left to Pitnick, with their adopted daughter Danielle second in line.
“I have intentionally excluded Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis and Joseph Christopher Lewis and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder,” the document states.
Lewis and Palmer were married for 36 years before parting ways in 1980. The couple’s youngest son, Joseph, died of an overdose in 2009.
The comedy icon, known for his mercurial personality and politically incorrect sense of humor, passed away at the age of 91 in his Las Vegas home following a short illness in August.