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Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

3 months 6 days 5 hours ago August 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 Monday, August 29 2016 August 29, 2016 2:27 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: Wikimedia Commons

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83.

Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Mel Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in "Young Frankenstein" or bilking Broadway in "The Producers."

But he also knew how to keep it cool as the boozy sheriff in "Blazing Saddles" and as the charming candy man in the children's favorite "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

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