Gene Wilder, Star Of 'Willy Wonka' And Many, Many Others, Dies At 83
He died of complications related to Alzheimer's disease.By Grant Suneson | August 29, 2016
Legendary comedic actor Gene Wilder has died from complications related to Alzheimer's disease, his family said. He was 83.
Born Jerome Silberman, Wilder started his career in the 1960s. He became well known from his collaborations with Mel Brooks on films such as "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "The Producers," which earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.