Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

August 29, 2016 7:34 PM

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Actor Gene Wilder, Star of 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Willy Wonka,' Dies at 83

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 earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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