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'Sweetness and a comedic grace': Celebs remember 'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder

by Gina Vivinetto / / Source: TODAY

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As news of actor Gene Wilder's death spread Monday, his fellow entertainers, including frequent collaborator Mel Brooks, expressed their appreciation of Wilder, who starred in iconic comedy films including "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein."

Wilder died at home of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

Celebrities and friends immediately took to social media to share poignant condolences and memories of the comedy legend.

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