(TMZ.com) - Jerry Lewis -- the legendary comedian, actor, singer and director -- has died.
Penn Jillette just tweeted, "Jerry Lewis just died. When I met him, I fell apart, just sobbed. I guess it's time for that again." Another tweet from Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter John Katsilometes says Lewis died peacefully from natural causes at his home in Vegas ... attributing a statement from his family.
Lewis was one of the greatest comedians in the history of comedy. He was known for his slapstick routines and became enormously famous when he teamed up with Dean Martin in 1946.
Lewis starred in a number of iconic films, including "The Nutty Professor" and "Damn Yankees."
Jerry also was known to millions for decades as the emcee of the "Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" held every labor day weekend, where Lewis would raise money for 24 hours straight.
Jerry got a lifetime achievement award in 2009 by the Academy of of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
He was 91.
More on TMZ.com.More
On Monday, Aug. 21, the event that millions have anticipated will unfold when the moon passes directly in front of the sun.
Devastating flooding and mudslides struck the west African country of Sierra Leone, while tropical activity was abundant in the Atlantic.
Many photographers agree: You probably will not fry your phone if you point it to the sky on Aug. 21 for a moment or two, but you may not get a quality image either.
The legacy of 1992’s Hurricane Andrew, the most recent Category 5 storm to devastate the United States, serves as a stark reminder of nature’s capability to destroy and forever change lives.