I was sad to hear of the passing of Gene Wilder due to complications regarding Alzheimer’s; which he suffered for the pat 3 years. Willy Wonka was one of my favorite movies growing up (only equaled to by Superman and Back To The Future) represented a special time in my life; a time full of magic and wonder. While I wasnt a huge fan of his other work like Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles; many people were and they are sad to see another actor from a generation gone by pass away. You will be missed by many out there. You can read more about Gene Wilders life and times here.