August 20, 2017 / 6:08 PM / in 3 months

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91, Variety reports

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the comedic legend who teamed up with Dean Martin and before starring in his own series of slapstick movies during the 1950s, died at his Las Vegas home at age 91, Variety and other news outlets reported on Sunday.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news, according to Variety, which said Lewis’ agent confirmed his death. Reuters could not immediately reach the agent for further comment.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by Sandra Maler

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