The comedic icon of Willy Wonka and Young Frankenstein is gone.
2016 has been a rough year when it comes to celebrity deaths, and this one hits pretty hard. Variety is reporting that Gene Wilder has passed away at 83. He died in his home due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease, which apparently is determined to take our favorite comedic artists from us.
We will be posting a full tribute to Wilder a little later, but right now we just want to take a few moments to appreciate one of the few true greats we had left.
He prefers the company of his wife and dogs to most others. Batman nerd, true crime obsessed, Guinness fan, and general dork. Dad jokes are his specialty.