Entertainment – Gene Wilder dies at 83


Actor Gene Wilder, best known for his role as “Willy Wonka” has died at the age of 83, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann said. “He blessed every film we did with his magic and he blessed me with his friendship,” Mel Brooks wrote in a statement to CNN. Brooks called Wilder “one of the truly great talents of our time.” Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement to CNN that Wilder died due to complication’s from Alzheimer’s disease.


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