Actor Gene Wilder dies at 83, family confirms

American comic actor Gene Wilder, originally Jerry Silkman stars with nightclub comedian Richard Pryor in the action comedy 'Silver Streak'. Directed by Arthur Hiller, the film was chosen for the 31st Royal Film Festival. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American comic actor Gene Wilder, originally Jerry Silkman stars with nightclub comedian Richard Pryor in the action comedy ‘Silver Streak’. Directed by Arthur Hiller, the film was chosen for the 31st Royal Film Festival. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Actor Gene Wilder has died at 83, family members confirmed to the Associated Press.

Wilder was well known for his role in “Willy Wonka,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” among others.

Wilder died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to the AP.

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