Gene Wilder, Beloved Star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dies at 83

August 29, 2016 8:44 PM

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Gene Wilder, Beloved Star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the actor best known for his iconic role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83.

The actor died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday night at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said in a statement.

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