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Stars React to Passing of Comedy Icon Jerry Lewis

Lewis died of natural causes Sunday morning in Las Vegas with his family by his side, publicist Candi Cazau said

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    Jimmy Fallon talks to legendary comedian Jerry Lewis about the inspiration behind his musical comedy bits, and they recreate Jerry's band lip-sync scene from The Errand Boy. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014)

    The passing of screen legend and comedy icon Jerry Lewis was received with an outpouring of sadness online Sunday as celebrities took to social media to express their condolences.

    Lewis died of natural causes Sunday morning in Las Vegas with his family by his side, publicist Candi Cazau said.

    He was 91.

    Lewis' career spanned the history of show business in the 20th century, beginning in his parents' vaudeville act at the age of 5. He was just 20 when his pairing with Martin made them international stars. He went on to make such favorites as "The Bellboy" and "The Nutty Professor," was featured in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" and appeared as himself in Billy Crystal's "Mr. Saturday Night."