RIP Legendary Actor Gene Wilder Has Passed Away at 83 After Complications From Alzheimer’s Disease

This death really hits us hard, as Gene is one of our favorite actors of all time, bringing to life movies like Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and many more.

Social Media has been blowing up with love of the actor, just go do a search for #GeneWilder:

In the later years of his wonderful life, Wilder spent most of his free time writing. His memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, was released in 2005. He went on to pen a number of fictional novels, including My French Whore, The Woman Who Wouldn’t, and Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance.

He’s survived by his nephew and his fourth wife, Karen Boyer, whom he married in 1991. Wilder’s other former wives include Mary Mercier and Mary Joan Schutz, aka Jo Ayers.

Revisit some of Wilder’s most classic on-screen appearances below.

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