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Gene Wilder Dead - 'Willy Wonka' Actor Dies at 83

Gene Wilder Dead - 'Willy Wonka' Actor Dies at 83

Gene Wilder has sadly died at the age of 83.

The legendary actor and comedian passed away on Monday (August 29) at his home in Stamford, Conn. due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, his nephew told Variety.

Gene is best known for his role as the title character in the classic movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and for his work in many of Mel Brooks‘ films, including The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein.

Gene is survived by his wife Karen Boyer, who he married back in 1991. We send our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones in this difficult time.

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Posted to: Gene Wilder, RIP

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  • Shay M

    He is and will always be the only Willy Wonka

  • Annie M

    One of my top favorites. Rest In Peace.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Rest In Peace to a comedic genius.. one of the last few greats.

  • Curt Noydb

    sad news …no words

  • Lawrence Rainbow

    Loved him in Silver Streak, Haunted Honey Moon, Young Frankstien and course Willy Wonka!. RIP Gene.

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