Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dies at age 91
Jerry Lewis screenshot (The Hollywood Reporter)

Popular comedian -- and prolific fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research -- Jerry Lewis has passed away, the New York Daily News is reporting.


According to a tweet from a reporter at the Las Vegas Review Journal, "Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home w/ family by his side.”

The Daily News goes on to note, "the 45-year host of tear-jerking annual TV telethons that raised a staggering $2.6 billion for muscular dystrophy research."

Lewis appeared in more than 50 films during a career.

(This story will be updated as more details come in)