Jerry Lewis 'intentionally excluded' 6 sons from his will
First posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 11:13 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 22, 2017 11:32 AM EDT
Jerry Lewis “intentionally excluded” his six sons from his first marriage out of his will.
The Nutty Professor star passed away on 20 August, and now The Blast have obtained a copy a the last will and testament he executed in 2012. In the document, Lewis makes no secret of the fact he has decided to leave his children, from his first marriage to Patti Palmer, out of the will.
“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 states.
His son Joseph died in 2009 after a drug overdose.
According to reports, Lewis left his entire estate to widow SanDee Pitnick, with their adopted daughter Danielle second in line to inherit the fortune.
The reasons for Lewis’ estrangement from his sons is believed to have been connected to Joseph’s death, with his eldest son Gary blaming the comedian and actor for his son’s passing. Labelling him a “mean and evil person”, Gary added that he believes Joseph’s suicide could have been prevented if he and his father had a better relationship.
“I believe he partly died of a broken heart,” Gary said, according to the Daily Mail.
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