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Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

Media captionThe BBC’s Nick Higham looks behind during a career of actor Gene Wilder

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead purpose in Willy Wonka a Chocolate Factory, has died during a age of 83, his family has confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classical films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Wilder frequently collaborated with author and executive Mel Brooks as good as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, his family said.

“It is roughly intolerable for us to anticipate a life but him,” his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said.

Wilder initial done waves on Broadway before transitioning to a china shade for a brief purpose as a kidnapped undertaker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).

Obituary: Gene Wilder

Mel Brooks afterwards expel him as Leo Bloom, an concerned accountant in a 1968 comedy The Producers.

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In 1971, he took on a purpose of one of his many dear characters, Willy Wonka, in Willy Wonka a Chocolate Factory.

Wilder’s other obvious roles enclosed a Waco Kid in a 1974 cult classical Blazing Saddles and Doctor Ross in Woody Allen’s 1972 film, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask.

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