There is nothing funny about Jerry Lewis’ will for the children from his first marriage.
The comedian disinherited all the children he had with his wife of 46 years, Pattii Palmer.
The comedian, who passed away in August at 91, explicitly excluded sons Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis and Scott Anthony Lewis, whom he shared with first wife Patti Palmer, from inheriting anything from his estate, documents obtained by The Blast revealed.
“I have intentionally excluded Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis, and Joseph Christopher Lewis and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder,” the will, which Lewis conducted in 2012, stated.
Lewis also noted that son Joseph, also from his first marriage, is deceased, having died of a drug overdose in 2009.
The will does not state his reason for disinheriting his children.
Lewis was married to Palmer from 1944 until 1980.
The sole beneficiaries of Lewis’ estate, worth an estimated $50 million, are his second wife, SanDee, whom he married in 1983, and their daughter Danielle, 25, whom they adopted together in 1992.