Some very sad news yesterday (Monday, August 29).
Comedic star Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83.
His nephew revealed that the actor and writer passed away earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
He was an absolute star and comedic genius who gave us stunning performances in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles (just to name a few).
What was your favourite Gene Wilder performance? For me, it will always be Willy Wonka. There’s something about that voice…
I really love this interview from 1984 where he gets personal talking about love and his relationship with Gilda Radner.
R.I.P. Gene Wilder – 1933-2016