Gene Wilder Dies at Age 83
According to Variety, Wilder died on Monday (Aug. 29, 2016) at his home in Stanford, Connecticut. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman attributes his death to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989. He is survived by his fourth wife Karen Boyer, whom he married in 1991, and his nephew. His family released the following statement (via ABC News):
Wilder was nominated twice for Academy Awards; once for his role in The Producers and again for co-writing Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks. He most recently appeared on television as Mr. Stein in Will & Grace between 2002 and 2003 and earned an Emmy for his performance.
Head over to Variety to read more Wilder’s life and career in Hollywood.