'As Funny as They Come': Friends, Fans Mourn Gene Wilder on Social Media | NBC Bay Area

'As Funny as They Come': Friends, Fans Mourn Gene Wilder on Social Media

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    (Published Monday, Aug. 29, 2016)

    Gene Wilder, star of comedy classics like "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," died Monday at the age of 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

    Fans and friends of the star — including legendary comedy director Mel Brooks, who worked with Wilder on many of his films — took to social media to mourn the loss.

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