Tributes poured in from all corners of the globe to Jerry Lewis, who died on the 20th August, aged 91.
The brash comic, known for such comedy classics as “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” died at his home in Las Vegas.
Jerry Lewis dominated the screen for decades in the 20th century, notably alongside Dean Martin, with whom he formed a partnership.
Jim Carrey, a comedy superstar in his own right, tweeted about the impact that Lewis had on his career.
“That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy’s absolute! I am because he was!” he said.
Legenadary director Martin Scorcese, who worked with Mr. Lewis on “The King of Comedy”, said in a statement:
“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 honour of working with him, and it was an experience I’ll always treasure. He was, truly, one of our greats.”