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Gene Wilder, Star of Willy Wonka dies at age 83

Gene Wilder, Star of Willy Wonka dies at age 83

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Waco Kid,  Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask and Bonnie and Clyde (1967).

Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director Mel Brooks as well as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

Mr Wilder’s nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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