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    Actor Gene Wilder has died aged 83

    Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

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    Gene Wilder dead at 83

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    Aug 29 2016, 3:37 pm ET

    Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

    by The Associated Press

    Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83

    Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/c...ies-83-n639561

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    R.I.P Gene. I'm so sad to hear this.. He was a truly funny actor, loved him in Willy Wonka and Young Frankenstein. Now he can join his wife Gilda Radner (who may have been a distant cousin of mine).
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    I, too, thought of Gilda when I saw this. A wonderful man, he will truly be missed! Can you imagine the laughter those two are creating right now! Bless you, Mr Wilder and thank you for your years of laughter.

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    RIP.
    I will definitely miss him! One of the funniest actors EVER!

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    RIP Gene. Thanks for all the great memories x

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    Oh dear man, Thank You for all the laughs and the memories.

    Rest in Peace, Gene Wilder


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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Aug 29 2016, 3:37 pm ET

    Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

    by The Associated Press

    Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83

    Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/c...ies-83-n639561
    For three years Wilder had battled what his nephew called "this illness-pirate" in private, Jordan Walkder-Pearlman said.

    "The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn't vanity" but an attempt to shield the countless children who still think of him as Willy Wonka from harsh reality, Walker-Pearlman said in a statement.

    "He simply couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world."

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    Rest in gentle peace, Gene wilder !
    Thank you for making the world a better better and funnier place !!!

    My favorite role he portrayed will always be the zany Willy Wonka ! Gene nailed it

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    I will always remember laughing in hysterics watching See No Evil, Hear No Evil with my late Nana. Thank you for making millions of us smile for decades Mr. Wilder.
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    Gene with Zero Mostel, gleefully observing the funniest musical movie moment ever filmed:

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