Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, who died in August of heart failure at age 91, made it clear in his will that he didn’t want any of the children from his first marriage to get a piece of his estate. The Blast, which obtained a copy of the Last Will and Testament executed by Lewis in 2012, reports that he excluded all six kids from that marriage from his will.
“Lewis states he intentionally excludes Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis, and Joseph Cristopher Lewis from benefiting off his estate in any way. He notes that Joseph, who died of a drug overdose in 2009, is deceased,” The Blast reports.
The report adds: “The comedian had all six of the omitted kids with ex-wife Patti Palmer; they were married from 1944-1980.”
One of the kids, Gary Lewis, is a well-known musician who fronted Gary Lewis & the Playboys. The band had a number of hits in the ’60s, including the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “This Diamond Ring” in 1965.
“Lewis did leave his potentially massive estate to widow, SanDee, and states that next in line is their 25-year-old adopted daughter Danielle,” The Blast reports. “Jerry and SanDee adopted Danielle in 1992 and afterwards the comedian reportedly cut his six other kids out of his life completely.”