Jerry Lewis’ first wife and mother of his five sons is facing eviction from her nursing home after being cut out of the funnyman’s will, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
The shocking news comes as Lewis’ oldest son, former pop star Gary Lewis, confirmed the bombshell report that his dad’s signature on the will appears bogus.
“Gary knows his father’s signature, and says what’s on the will doesn’t look anything like it,” Gary’s spokesman and longtime manager, Rick Saphire, told Radar.
Gary’s mom, 96-year-old Patti Palmer, had been receiving royalty checks from projects Jerry worked on during their 36-year marriage.
But, according to Saphire, the royalty payments — part of the couple’s 1980 divorce settlement — stopped after Jerry’s death at 91 on Aug. 20.
Family members have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help keep Patti in the assisted living facility.
The signature on Jerry’s will — which left the comic’s $75 million fortune to his widow SanDee and their daughter Danielle — was declared a fake by forensic graphologist Peggy Walla.
That’s inspired Gary — known for the 1960s band Gary Lewis & the Playboys — to consider having it declared invalid.
“Gary isn’t thinking about himself. He’s thinking about his mother, who’s in dire straits,” said Saphire.
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