Willy Wonka Actor Gene Wilder Dies Aged 83

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So Sad

One of my all time favourite actors, so many movies, so much fun. I guess him and Richard Pryor are smiling and laughing up in the big house now. Two guys who spent so much time together acting. For me it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that made me love this guy. Rip

Gene Wilder, Beloved Star of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Dies at 83 | People Scoop | People
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Comedy legend Gene Wilder, who starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83. Wilder, who also starred in Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Stir Crazy, died on Sunday night in Stamford, Connecticut.

His nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said the film legend had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease-related complications. In a statement to Variety, Mr Walker-Pearlman said the illness “never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality”.

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor co-starred in a number of comedies

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor co-starred in a number of comedies

He said the decision to delay disclosing his condition was because: “He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.” The frizzy-haired actor – who excelled at playing neurotic characters caught up in madcap schemes – was twice Oscar nominated, for his role in The Producers, a Mel Brooks comedy.

Gene Wilder excelled at playing hysterical, madcap characters

Gene Wilder excelled at playing hysterical, madcap characters

Gene Wilder excelled at playing hysterical, madcap characters In 1971, he assumed the role of Willy Wonka, one of his most beloved characters, which became a children’s favourite.  In 1974 he starred in two other Brooks comedies, Western spoof Blazing Saddles and gothic horror spoof, Young Frankenstein. He co-starred with Richard Pryor in 1980 prison comedy Stir Crazy, which was a global box office smash.

The son of a Russian Jewish immigrant, Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1933.

He is survived by fourth wife Karen Boyer, whom he wed in 1991.

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8 comments on “Willy Wonka Actor Gene Wilder Dies Aged 83

    • Yeah, I totally loved this guy, so sad….

      And not really blogging, just bored to tears 😀 Weather in Scotland at this time of year is like the opposite of hell? lol

      Hope you are keeping good buddy.
      Another special person gone….

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  1. Shaun, OK here…just working too hard on the old house & deciding whether to fix what’s necessary to sell full price or sell at a lower price & not have the work done. May this find you well & beating back that Scottish weather! Just read an article/advertisement for a whiskey company in Taiwan giving Scotland big competition!!! Phil

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    • LOL, I am sure Scottish Whisky will be fine 😀 Little known fact here, didn’t know there was a difference till a few years ago myself, Scotland spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, so if Taiwan are making whiskey, then ‘Scotch whisky’ will be ok 😀

      Good luck with the house mate. I know your pain. Thankfully this is our last house, no more moving for us, lol.

      Keep in touch my friend
      Shaun

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    • Seems to be a LOT latelly, of famous people dying….
      But I guess the older we get, the older our elders get, and death is the only way in the end?

      Note the question mark there? 😀
      I am speculating maybe…

      x

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