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Gene Wilder died aged 83

Gene Wilder died aged 83

Hollywood legend Gene Wilder died aged 83.

The 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' star tragically passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

During his illustrious career, Gene - who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1989 - was best known for his roles in 'The Producers' and 'Blazing Saddles'

But it was with 'Young Frankenstein' where Gene particularly shined, co-penning the 1974 film with his friend Mel Brooks.