Gene Wilder, star of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” passed away on August 29, 2016.
Along with Willie Wonka, Wilder is best known for his roles in “The Producers”, “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles”.
Rest in Peace Gene Wilder: legendary comedian, hopeless romantic https://t.co/ZLMCRnqUYG— MTV News (@MTVNews) August 30, 2016
Wilder passed because of Alzheimers disease, which he knew he had but kept hidden from the public, according to Wilder’s lawyer.
Wilder is survived by his wife of 25 years Karen Wilder and his legacy of making others smile. Many have reached out to the family across social media to mourn Wilder’s loss together.
The kids who starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory pay tribute to the "mad" and "talented" Gene Wilder https://t.co/kUklgRnmFa— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 30, 2016
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016
Watch Coldplay perform "Pure Imagination" in honor of Gene Wilder https://t.co/rtDL0eciks pic.twitter.com/xa6LORcBus— billboard (@billboard) August 30, 2016