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Gene Wilder dies at 83 — here are 5 of his best movie moments

by Alexandra Zaslow / / Source: TODAY

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Gene Wilder, who starred in classic films like "Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," died late Sunday night at the age of 83.

The actor's nephew told the NBC News Monday that his uncle passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, as a result of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Wilder, known for his comedic flair, starred in classics such as "Young Frankenstein" and "The Producers" — and also frequently collaborated with comedian Richard Pryor.

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The actor, who was married to comedian and actress Gilda Radner in 1984 until her death in 1989, has had a rich and varied career. Here are five of his most memorable moments:

1. "Blazing Saddles"

2. "Young Frankenstein"

3. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

4. "Stir Crazy"

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5. "The Producers"

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