BREAKING NEWS: Top American Comedy Icon Has Died!!
America and the world has just lost another great man by the name of Jerry Lewis.
Jerry Lewis has been a well know comedian and comedic actor for decades but that’s not the only thing he is well known for. Jerry Lewis was a major advocate for muscular dystrophy and spent the later years of his life traveling between America and Australia to promote awareness and raise money for the incurable disease.
Although Lewis tragically passed away he did so at the age on 91 due to natural causes while surrounded by his family which is not a bad way to go.
Lewis “passed peacefully at home this morning of natural causes at the age of 91 with his loving family by his side,” manager Mark Rozzano said.
Lewis had gone through a series of health problems and scares in recent years. In June 2012 he was hospitalized for two nights in New York after collapsing with what was reported to be a low blood sugar problem.
Lewis had been touring Australia to raise money for the country’s Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, which is separate from the American Muscular Dystrophy Association, where he served as president.
“MDA would not be the organization it is today if it were not for Jerry’s tireless efforts on behalf of ‘his kids.’ His enthusiasm for finding cures for neuromuscular disease was matched only by his unyielding commitment to see the fight through to the end. Jerry’s efforts on the annual MDA Telethon transformed the broadcast into an American tradition each Labor Day weekend for 45 years,” the organization said in a statement. “Though we will miss him beyond measure, we suspect that somewhere in heaven, he’s already urging the angels to give ‘just one dollar more for my kids.’”