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Gene Wilder dies at 83

30 Aug, 2016

Wilder dies age of 83, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Walker-Pearlman, Wilder’s nephew, says the actor had chosen to keep his illness secret so that children who knew him as Willy Wonka would not equate the whimsical character with an adult disease.

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