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Breaking: Comedic Genius Gene Wilder Dies At Age 83

I may be feeling awful but I couldn’t miss a nod to this wonderful comic actor who gave me so much pleasure over the years.

After 60 years of acting and screenwriting, the iconic comedic genius Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83 from complications with Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Monday, August 29th. Loved by many for his role of Willy Wonka inWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Gene was a sensation in…

Source: Breaking: Comedic Genius Gene Wilder Dies At Age 83

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7 comments on “Breaking: Comedic Genius Gene Wilder Dies At Age 83

  1. EnglishLitGeek
    08/30/2016

    Reblogged this on English Lit Geek and commented:
    Such a wonderful person! He will be missed!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. wavingatwales
    08/30/2016

    Thank you for posting this. My husband had virtual hysterics watching Blazing Saddles at the cinema. RIP Gene.
    (Hope you feel better soon)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. hitandrun1964
    08/30/2016

    He was wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mary
    08/30/2016

    He was a wonderful actor – will be sadly missed. Very sad to read that he was afflicted with the cruelest of diseases.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jlfatgcs
    08/30/2016

    Sad when such an iconic genius dies.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. First Night Design
    09/01/2016

    He will be missed, that’s for sure. But we can watch his work over and over again and that’s a blessing. The one scene I remember above all others is the ‘hysterical’, ‘drink of water’ one in The Producers. Heaven on a screen!

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