Gene Wilder was 83 years-old when he passed away on Monday but his legacy will live on for many years to come.
Whether it’s his performance as Jim a.k.a. the Waco Kid in Mel Brooks’ brilliant ‘Blazing Saddles’ or his wonderfully weird portrayal of Willy Wonka in ‘Willy Wonka & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ there is no denying Wilder’s ability to make people laugh.
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Wilder collaborated with Brooks on ‘Blazing Saddles’, ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘The Producers’.
Reacting to the news that Wilder had passed away on Monday, Brooks tweeted, “One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.”