Willy Wonka Star, Gene Wilder, Dies At 83
Popular 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.