‘A Brilliantly Funny Man’- Tributes to Richard Lewis and His Comedic Legacy

The death on Tuesday in Los Angeles of actor and stand-up comedian Richard Lewis at age 76 sent a shockwave of grief through the entertainment industry.

Lewis—who succumbed to a heart attack, his publicist said Wednesday, and who revealed a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis last year—was famous for his distinct, self-deprecating brand of dark humor and had a career that spanned decades.…

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