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Willy Wonka Star, Gene Wilder, Dies At 83

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Updated August 29, 2016

Willy-Wonka-Star-Gene-WilderPopular American comic actor, Gene Wilder, has died at the age of 83.

Mr Wilder’s family confirmed that he died on Sunday in Stamford, a city in Connecticut in the United States.

He was said to have died as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

The comic actor had earlier been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

He would be missed by his fans for his lead role in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor also featured in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.