Gene Wilder Passes Away at 83

Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka 1971

We here at GeekKnight would like to send out our sincerest sympathies to the family, friends and fans of Gene Wilder.  Mr Wilder was a great actor, writer and funny man working in film and television from 1966 to 1999. After his retirement from film in 1999, Mr. Wilder turned his attention to writing, producing his personal memoirs and 3 novels.

Many of us grew up watching Gene Wilder in his iconic role as Willy Wonka, in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and learned to love him as we got older in such great movies as Blazing Saddles, The Frisco Kid, & Young Frankenstein.  

Mr. Wilder passed away  yesterday August 28, 2016 in his home, at Standford Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer disease,  he was 83 years old.  Mr Wilder will be missed by many around the world.  Rest in Peace Mr. Wilder.


Gene Wilder 2016
image from Gene Wilder taken earlier this year