Jerry Lewis, a comedy legend known for roles in "The Nutty Professor," "The Bellboy" and "The King of Comedy," died Sunday at 91, and the comedians and actors he inspired immediately took to social media to mourn the loss.
"As a kid, I'm pretty sure I was the biggest Jerry Lewis fan in the world. Truly. R.I.P. Jerry Lewis," Kumail Nanjiani, the star of "The Big Sick" and "Silicon Valley," tweeted.
Lewis passed away in his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m., according to Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter John Katsilometes, who obtained a statement from the comedian's family.
"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," they said in a statement.
Famous for his partnership with Dean Martin in the 1950s, his movies and hosting the Labor Day telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Lewis was Paramount's biggest star through the 1960s and inspired a generation of actors and comedians.
See how his many admirers are paying their respects below.
Jerry Lewis was a genius comedian, actor, director, inventor, humanitarian and, as a Las Vegan, what I miss most..https://t.co/R0uLkPOwyU