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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Actor Gene Wilder Dies At 83
Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder has died aged 83, his family announced. The Oscar-nominated actor died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, on Sunday following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his nephew said.
The American starred in hits Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein and was handed an Academy Award nomination for the latter.
He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1968 film The Producers.