Jerry Lewis leaves all six children from first marriage out of his will

News 25/09/2017

Comedy Star, Jerry Lewis who sadly died last month has clearly stated that all six of the children he shared with first wife Patti Palmer will receive nothing from his estate according to his will, obtained by People.

Lewis died from heart failure in August aged 91.

Five of the six children are not just left out of the will, they are individually excluded by name.

The sixth child to the marriage, Joseph, died in 2009.

The will states in no uncertain terms: 

“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 was executed in 2012.

He was married for 36 years between 1944 and 1980.

He then married his second wife SanDee Pitnick only a month after his divorce was finalised in 1983 and they stayed married until his death.

Pitnick will receive Lewis’s estate as his widow. 

Next in the line of inheritance is his 25-year-old adopted daughter Danielle, who was his manager at the time of his death.

It was Danielle that confirmed that “he passed peacefully at home of natural causes with his loving family at his side.”