Gene Wilder Death: The comedy icon passed away at the age of 83. The famous US actor is remembered by many for his contribution to ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’. The news was confirmed by his family.
Wilder was also a part of many classic hit films like ‘The Producers,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ and ‘Young Frankenstein. He collaborated with many celebrities in his lifetime like writer and director Mel Brooks and stand up comedian Richard Pryor.
Gene Wilder Death
Gene had been the two times Oscar-nominated actor. In 1989, the doctors diagnosed him with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The nephew of the actor confirmed his death on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut.
The reason for his death was the complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
During his lifetime, Wilder came into limelight on Broadway. Later on, he got a chance to perform on the silver screen for a brief role as a kidnapped undertaker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
Later on, Mel Brooks cast him as Leo Bloom and played the role of an anxious accountant in The Producers which released in 1968. Then, he got the most loved role in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
The other favorite roles which he played includes the Waco Kid in the 1974 cult classic Blazing Saddles and Doctor Ross in the film of Woody Allen which released in 1972 titled Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.Gene Wilder Dead or Alive: Death Reason and Cause
As soon as the news regarding his death surfaces on the Internet, tributes from the comedy world started flowing. RIP!