LOOK: Celebs, Twitter React to Screen Legend Gene Wilder's Death
Gene Wilder, the star of such as films as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and Silver Streak, has died at age 83, according to family.
As the iconic Willy Wonka, Wilder had a huge impact on millions of kids for generations. He also starred in some of the best loved comedies of all time, collaborating with Mel Brooks in films like Young Frankenstein, and teaming up with Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.
Check out some reactions below.
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.
— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016
"Good Day Sir!"
RIP Gene Wilder
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 29, 2016
Pure Imagination. RIP Gene Wilder. pic.twitter.com/YLta9csHwj
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) August 29, 2016
First Gene Wilder encounter for me: Luv, on Broadway. Who is THIS guy? Soon we all knew. One of the best. RIP.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 29, 2016
The inimitable and amazing Gene Wilder, surrealist comedian, and all around genius, has died. I'm sad about it. https://t.co/NC1NeTWoiG
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) August 29, 2016
Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy: Gene Wilder, you were my youth! RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zK0v4d70gh
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 29, 2016
A moment of silence for the master of the comedic pause.
Gene Wilder: funny doing something & funny doing nothing. pic.twitter.com/d5iySZVll6
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 29, 2016
Together again. RIP Gene Wilder. pic.twitter.com/0HLEmfaGCP
— devin faraci (@devincf) August 29, 2016
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 29, 2016
RIP Gene Wilder, screen legend and Iowa Hawkeye. Screw you, 2016.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder was such a HUGE part of my childhood!!! Thanks for everything Gene! You made a massive difference to millions.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein might be my favorite...
— trey wingo (@wingoz) August 29, 2016
God bless you Gene Wilder. God speed to meeting up with Gilda. We will miss you. Never stop dreaming. pic.twitter.com/6pvKMHb274
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 29, 2016