The actor, who starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Young Frankenstein, dies aged 83 from complications from Alzheimers, house says
Gene Wilder, the idol of such comedy classics as The Creator and Blazing Saddles, has died. He was 83.
Wilders nephew said on Monday that the actor and writer died late on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimers disease.
It is with indefinable sadness and blue-bloodeds, but with spiritual grateful for the life lived, that I announce the give of spouse, mother, and universal creator Gene Wilder, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilders nephew, said in a statement.
He added that Wilder was diagnosed with the disease three years ago but saved the condition private so as not to baffle devotees. He simply couldnt bear the idea of one less smile in “the worlds”, Walker-Pearlman replied.
The frizzy-haired actor was a original at playing panic-struck personas caught up in schemes that only administrator Mel Brooks could organize, whether recreating a ogre in Young Frankenstein or bilking Broadway in The Producers.
But he likewise knew how to keep it refrigerate as the boozy gunfighter in Blazing Saddles and as the attractiveness candy man in most children favorite Willy Wonka& the Chocolate Factory.