• June 21, 2024

Gene Wilder Passed Away Holding Hands With His Family, Listening To Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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Gene Wilder is one of the most beloved actors of our time, he brought us so many laughs. I myself grew up on his iconic films, and he made me believe in the impossible. Children had fantasies of visiting his chocolate factory, dreaming of meeting Mr. Wonka. His role in Young Frankenstein was epic, and we cannot forgot his role in The Producers. He was an actor, a screenwriter and a writer. His smile brought us smiles, and he will forever be missed.

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Daily Mail:

Gene Wilder died yesterday holding hands with his loved ones while listening to one of his favorite songs – which came on by chance as he took his last breath.

The much-loved Willy Wonka actor was surrounded by his family at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, when he died.

His nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, revealed the touching final hours of Wilder’s life, in which the family gathered for Wilder’s favorite meal – a chicken dinner.

The legendary comic actor, 83, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease, a battle he kept secret because he did not want to upset his fans and ‘couldn’t bear the thought of one less smile in the world’.

‘The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion,’ Mr Walker-Pearlman said. 

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Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.

Charlie: What happened?

Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.

Thank you Gene Wilder, you gave us more than you ever could have imagined.

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