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Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and Blazing Saddles Star, Dies at 83
He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease
Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83.
Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.