In Memoriam 2017: People We Lost This Year

We bid farewell to visionaries, iconoclasts and trailblazers – including Tom Petty, Chuck Berry and Chris Cornell – in music, film, TV and beyond

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American comedian and film star Jerry Lewis with a model of the 'Jerry Lewis Cinema'. ( Getty 10/46

Jerry Lewis

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, celebrated for his perfect comedic timing in decades of film and TV – and a long-running charitable telethon – died of a heart condition in his Las Vegas home on August 20th. He was 91.

"Jerry Lewis was a master. He was a great entertainer. He was a great artist. And he was a remarkable man,” director Martin Scorsese said in a statement. "I had the honor of working with him, and it was an experience I'll always treasure. He was, truly, one of our greats."

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