Stars pay tribute to ‘King of Comedy’ Jerry Lewis

The death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis on Sunday prompted an outpouring of tributes from fellow comedians, actors, and others in the entertainment world.

Here are reactions from some notable personalities:

Comic film actor Jim Carrey

Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg

Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel

Actor Robert De Niro

“Jerry was a pioneer in comedy and film. And he was a friend,” the actor said in a statement. “Even at 91, he didn’t miss a beat… Or a punchline. You’ll be missed.”

Director Martin Scorsese

“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. I had the honor of working with him, and it was an experience I’ll always treasure. He was, truly, one of our greats.”

Television and radio host Larry King

“Jerry lived to make the world laugh, and laugh we did for decades. His talent was surpassed only by his humanitarianism. Rest well, pal.”

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