On Monday, the Associated Press announced that legendary actor Gene Wilder died at the age of 83. According to his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilder died late Sunday at his Stamford, Connecticut, home due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The late actor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago, but chose to keep his illness private. As Walker-Pearlman said in a statement, he didn’t want people to know because “he simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.”
It’s sad to say goodbye to such an iconic actor who brought so much joy to people’s lives through his work and talent. To honor Wilder, here are a few things to remember him by, including some of his most memorable roles and accomplishments. Gene Wilder, you will be truly missed.