Gene Wilder - In Memoriam

Millions knew Wilder for his collaborations with Brooks on The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Wilder's nephew announced the news that he had died after suffering a secret battle with Alzheimer's disease.

He said that his other cousin cooked all of the family a chicken dinner because that was Mr. They had last heard from Wilder in 2015, when he sent them "lots of love".

According to People magazine, Jordan said that till his dying breath, he enjoyed all the things that he had throughout his life, kissing his wife, joking, loving everyone.

Mr. Wilder believed in his patent rule to keep up with his stellar comic performance, which he mentioned a couple of times: "Don't try to make it amusing; try to make it real".

Mel Brooks shared his thoughts on Twitter shortly after hearing about Gene Wilder's death.

He continued: "And all he really wanted to talk about was how my wife and son were adjusting in NY and were we happy and was it fun". He did not want any smile lessened from the world. The late actor has given us a lot of memorable roles to remember and look up to.

His family, this morning, released an incredibly moving statement on his sad passing. Samuel L Jackson wrote: "Gene Wilder, always giving us the Most!"

You might remember back when he did his first show, he made a sketch explaining how he got to be host on The Late Late Show: via a golden ticket found in Late Late Show chocolate bars, of course.

Besides his role as Willy Wonka, the actor also had starring roles in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. "Thank you for all those happy happy hours".

Many Welsh fans have also been celebrating the comedy legend. "You will live forever more in our hearts, and for another 7 days in our corn!"

  • Salvatore Jensen