Gene Wilder, the actor and comedian known for starring in several Mel Brooks comedies, has died, his family told the Associated Press. Wilder’s nephew indicated that the actor died after complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Stamford, CT.
Wilder appeared in several classic comedies over the years, including Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He was also known for his relationship with Saturday Night Live’s Gilda Radner, who died just a few years after their marriage in 1984.
Wilder was 83.