Hollywood is mourning the death of revered actor Gene Wilder, who has passed away at the age of 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Wilder has touched the hearts of many and his co-workers and other Hollywood stars have taken to social media to share their tributes to the Willy Wonka actor.
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016
Longtime creative partner Mel Brooks was quick to weigh in on the sad news, tweeting, "Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship."
I saw Blazing Saddles 7 times at the cinema with my school friends . George St. Cows outside.— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder you were a genius. Rest in Peace.
"I saw Blazing Saddles 7 times at the cinema with my school friends. George St. Cows outside. Gene Wilder you were a genius. Rest in Peace," Russell Crowe wrote, referring to one of Wilder's wildly popular films.
Crowe joined a slew of actors who were fans of Wilder's work, expressing how much he'd touched their lives.
GENE WILDER, the face of childhood joy for many a generation, has passed. Farewell, sweet genius. Gilda awaits you. https://t.co/pybXNFlGaq— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 29, 2016
So long, Gene, we'll all miss you... :( pic.twitter.com/yejK4EL7PX— FrancescoFrancavilla (@f_francavilla) August 29, 2016
RIP Gene Wilder. What a kind, talented and generous man you were! My wife worked w/Gene on Something Wilder 1994. pic.twitter.com/zn3VSH9Sbs— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) August 29, 2016
R.I.P to the incomparable Gene Wilder. You filled so many childhoods, mine included, with wonder, laughter & joy. Thank you.— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 29, 2016
"Good Day Sir!"— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 29, 2016
RIP Gene Wilder
Rest in Peace, Gene Wilder... 💔— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder as one of my earliest heroes. Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka, are CLINICS on comic acting. Sad to hear of his passing.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) August 29, 2016
The genius, the talent, the actor, the original, the artist, the storyteller, the creative, the iconic, the great, great, great Gene Wilder.— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) August 29, 2016
I loved him so much. Just looking at Gene Wilder always made my heart smile. Rest in peace.— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) August 29, 2016
so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you ❤️— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 29, 2016
Thank you Gene Wilder for the wonderful, the weird, the pure imagination. One of my greatest heroes. 🎩— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 29, 2016
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