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Twitter Reacts to Jerry Lewis’ Death: ‘We Lost One of the Great Ones Today…Possibly the Greatest’

This afternoon the sad news came in that comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis had passed away at the age of 91.

The legendary funnyman, who was as well-known for his philanthropic work as his classic comic films, was immediately feted on Twitter by a number of fellow comedians and fans.

Actor Sean Hayes, who portrayed Lewis in a film about Lewis’ turbulent but successful partnership with singer Dean Martin, posted the following tweet:

Actress Joan Collins noted that her good friend would be “sorely missed.”

Comedian Penn Jillette remarked on his personal relationship with Lewis:

Meanwhile, comic George Wallace tried to keep things a little lighter while commenting on the recent death of another comedic legend:

Others expressed their feelings over the loss of Lewis:

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