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Comedians Pay Tribute to Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder
The Willy Wonka star was 83.

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The news of the death of Gene Wilder hit the comedy world hard on Monday, and tributes to the comedy legend are quickly rolling in. The star of Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and more was 83 and left behind a filmography that spanned five decades.

Below we’ve rounded up reactions to his passing from various comedians, beginning with his most famous collaborator.