Gene Wilder, the actor most known for lead roles in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein has died, The National ENQUIRER has learned.
Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said his uncle died of “complications from Alzheimer’s disease,” Variety reported.
The 83-year-old was nominated twice for an Oscar and was married to comedy icon Gilda Radner until her death from cancer in 1989.
Wilder had been out of the spotlight for several years, with his final roles being in Will and Grace and Yo Gaba Gabba, according to IMDB.
The beloved actor is survived by adopted daughter, Katharine and widow Karen Boyer.