Not So Funny: Jerry Lewis disinherited five of his children

The late comedian Jerry Lewis excluded five of his six adult children from his will.

Page Six reports that Lewis, who died in August at age 91 from heart disease, explicitly stated in his will that his five living children from his first marriage not inherit anything from his estate:  Scott Anthony Lewis, Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis and Christopher Joseph Lewis were all cut out.

Those sons are all from his first marriage to Patti Palmer, who Lewis married in 1944 and divorced in 1980. The couple had another son, Joseph, who died of a drug overdose in 2009.

Lewis married his second wife, Sandee, in 1984 and remained married to her until his death. The couple adopted a daughter, Danielle, now 25. Lewis left the entirety of his estate to his wife and daughter.


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