Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and Blazing Saddles, has died.
Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
The actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Mel Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in Young Frankenstein or bilking Broadway in The Producers.
He was married to the late Gilda Radner. Gene Wilder was 83.
In tribute to Wilder, let’s revisit this 2014 supercut which pulls together a pretty thorough catalog of Wilder’s funniest on-screen flip outs.
(via NBC News)