Gene Wilder dead at 83

Hollywood loses a comic master.

Gene Wilder, 83, has died. 

According to his family, Wilder died from complications of Alzheimers.

The world knows Wilder for his comedic roles in Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Stir Crazy, as well as many others.

Man, it's not a great day when someone like Wilder dies; his brand of comedy didn't come around often. 

In all honesty, we'd like to list every amazing thing Wilder did, but instead, in honor of a career and life well-played, we're going to leave you as he would have — laughing:

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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