Celebrities Remember the Funny, Brilliant Gene Wilder

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Rest in peace, Gene Wilder. (Photo: From "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," 1971, Everett Collection)
Rest in peace, Gene Wilder. (Photo: From “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” 1971, Everett Collection)

When news broke that the actor and comedian Gene Wilder had died at the age of 83 on Monday, Hollywood mourned. A wide range of celebrities took to social media to share their favorite memories and pay tribute to the memorable star of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and many more beloved films.

RIP Gene Wilder, one of the greatest. Forever in our hearts, and forever on my arm

A photo posted by Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:56pm PDT

Rest in Peace, Gene Wilder. ????

A photo posted by Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:55pm PDT

This guy made me laugh a lot! Laughter is a gift. Thank you Gene. #genewilder

A photo posted by Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) on Aug 29, 2016 at 3:05pm PDT

RIP dear, wonderful Gene Wilder. What an influence you were in my life. Thank you for all that joy.

A photo posted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:22pm PDT

R. I. P. Gene wilder. Richard pryors right hand man ????????????????????????

A photo posted by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:34pm PDT