Rest In Peace {Video} RIP Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis 91 & Dick Gregory 84 Dead

Published On August 21, 2017 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

It’s been a sad weekend for show business and specifically the world of comedy, as Jerry Lewis becomes the latest icon to pass away. According to the New York Times, he died at his home in Las Vegas earlier this morning (August 20th). He was 91.

A celebrated comedian and filmmaker, Lewis was a polarizing public personality who was adored and disliked in sometimes equal measure. However, no one can deny that his legacy as a multi-faceted performer left an indelible mark on the entertainment world. He got his start very early on in life, acting as the volatile foil to Dean Martin’s ultra-relaxed stage presence in a tandem nightclub act. From there, he ascended to the ranks of a superstar pretty quickly, responsible for writing, directing and starring in many of his own films. Younger audiences might better know him for his philanthropic work, working as a representative for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for many years. An icon of Lewis’ magnitude had admirers across the entire showbiz spectrum, and hip-hop artists offered up memories and other thoughts on his passing via social media.

A celebrated comedian and civil rights activist has died. Dick Gregory passed away Saturday at 84 according to family members who shared the news on his official Facebook.

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC,” his son Christian Gregory said in the post. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days.”

According to The Associated Press, Gregory died from a bacterial infection after several hospital visits.

Hollywood is reeling over the groundbreaking comedian’s death and celebs are flooding social media with messages of remembrance.

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