Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder dies at 83
Legendary comedian Gene Wilder has died age 83 on Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His passing was due to complications linked to Alzheimer's disease. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989, a type of cancer that affects the immune system.
Wilder starred in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Bonnie and Clyde”, “Stir Crazy” and many more memorable movies from the 60s till the 2000s.
Gene Wilder was very much appreciated in the film industry; Celebrities payed tribute to the comic genius on social media.
Jim Carrey wrote on his Twitter account “Gene Wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to take a human form. If there’s a heaven he has a Golden Ticket”.
“Gene Wilder - one of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film he did with his magic and he blessed me with his friendship” said Mel Brooks.
May his soul rest in peace.