August 2016: Actor, Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Actor, Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies
Gene Wilder is shown during an interview with Jean Claude Bouis at his New York City Hotel
Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, and other films passes away on August 29, 2016. Wilder suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past three years, which caused complications that led directly to his death. The former actor chose to never discuss his illness. In 2005, he was interviewed by CNN and discussed meeting the director who would cast him in several comedy roles that would change and define his life: Mel Brooks.
Photo source: AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File

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