France has declared a day of national mourning: The telethon king, Jerry Lewis, has died
There are some who say he used to be funny, although I don't know if there is anyone left alive who remembers that. Maybe Carl Reiner.
I certainly can't remember ever finding him funny, and I'm pretty freakin' old.
But I think there are probably a lot of kids who lived longer and/or better lives because of him, which is really more important than jokes.