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

August 29, 2016 7:34 PM

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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.

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