Fans mourn the loss of Richard Lewis, a legendary comedian who passed away Tuesday

By Jim Lawson on February 28, 2024
Fans mourn the loss of Richard Lewis, a legendary comedian who passed away Tuesday.
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Fans mourn the loss of Richard Lewis, a legendary comedian who passed away Tuesday.

Richard Lewis, an acclaimed comedian known for exploring his neuroses in frantic, stream-of-consciousness diatribes while dressed in all-black, leading to his nickname “The Prince of Pain,” has died. He was 76.

Lewis, who revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2023, died at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack, according to his publicist Jeff Abraham.

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