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Actor and writer Gene Wilder, 83, dead from complications from Alzheimer’s disease

29 August 2016 Entertainment News

Stamford, CT, United States (NewsBahn) – Actor and writer Gene Wilder died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, reportedly from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Wilder drew fame and love for his work in movie classics like "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles".

Another Hollywood legend indicated he was heartbroken over Wilder's passing.

"Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time, is gone," Mel Brooks wrote in a statement Monday. "He blessed every film we did together with his special magic and he blessed my life with his friendship. He will be so missed."

Wilder, 83, is survived by his wife, Karen, whom he tied the knot with in 1991, and his daughter Katherine, though he was estranged from her.