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Gene Wilder 1933-2016: Celebrities react to the comic legend's death

Gene Wilder dies

Hollywood was rocked by news Monday that comic legend Gene Wilder had passed away.

Wilder, who made a name for himself in Mel Brooks films like “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” died Monday at 83 from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Brooks was quick to get words of love and support out onto Twitter as a tribute to his late colleague. 

But Brooks was just the first of many, as news of Wilder’s passing reverberated across Hollywood. 

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