Actor Gene Wilder’s death, reports the BBC.
The star died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Wilder was 83 years old.
the American actor Gene Wilder died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He fell asleep in her home in Stamford in the state of Connecticut.
Her death was confirmed by the actor’s family, writes Variety.
– This disease, unlike many other cases, never took his ability to recognize those who were closest to him, says his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman in a statement.
Furthermore, says Jordan Walker-Pearlman that the actor did not want to talk about their condition – then he was afraid that the children who saw him as a chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka would be worried and disappointed when they saw an old sick man.
– he simply could not live with the thought of less smiles in the world, says nephew in the statement.
Despite his illness continued Gene Wilder to enjoy art, music and life in general.
– He danced in the aisle at a wedding as the parent of the groom and the ring bearer. He organized countless movie marathon tons and was always happy in the company of loved ones, says Walker-Pearlman.
Gene Wilder was hit in 1999 by the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. In March 2005, the cancer was completely gone after chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.
1969 Academy Award nomination for his first time. Then as best supporting actor in “The producers”. In 1975 he was nominated along with Mel Brooks for best screenplay for the film “Young Frankenstein.”
Other classic films Gene Wilder has played in the “Blazing Saddles” and ” Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory “.
His last job was in 2003 actor Mr. Stein in the sitcom “Will and Grace”, for the performance, he won an Emmy.
Wilder was married with Gilda Radner from 1984 until she died in 1989. Two years later married Wilder himself again, as with Karen Boyer .
Gene Wilder was 83 years old.
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