GENE WILDER Passes Away At 83!

Actor-writer-director Gene Wilder has passed away at 83. The Associated Press reports that the star of comedy classics Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles died from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Among those who paid tribute to the late entertainer on Twitter was his frequent collaborator Mel Brooks.

Wilder is best known for his iconic portrayal of Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Check out this unforgettable scene from the musical flim where he performs "Pure Imagination"!

Video Courtesy:  Willy Wonka

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