Gene Wilder: Mourned, Remembered by Stars Everywhere

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On August 29, 2016, Gene Wilder died at the age of 83.

The iconic actor starred in such classic comedies as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

We've compiled a rundown of celebrity reactions to this sad piece of news...

1. Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.

2. Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe
I saw Blazing Saddles 7 times at the cinema with my school friends. George St. Cows outside. Gene Wilder you were a genius. Rest in Peace.

3. Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore
There's a big hole in Comedy's heart with the loss of Gene Wilder today. RIP Willy Wonka.

4. Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner
RIP to a true original and one of the all time greats Gene Wilder. I loved him.

5. Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde
Thanks for stopping by Earth for a while.

6. Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie
I loved him so much. Just looking at Gene Wilder always made my heart smile. Rest in peace.

7. Zach Braff

Zach Braff
RIP to the legendary Gene Wilder. 2016 has been painful so far.

8. Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano
Rest in Peace, Gene Wilder..

9. Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez
So many great Gene Wilder films. But I must've seen Stir Crazy a hundred times as a kid #RIP #GreatTalent.

10. Josh Groban

Josh Groban
Thank you Gene Wilder for the wonderful, the weird, the pure imagination. One of my greatest heroes.

11. Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn
RIP #GeneWider. We lost one of the greats today. How deeply you will be missed.

12. Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.
so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you.

13. John Cena

John Cena
RIP #GeneWilder absolute master. Brilliant in so many ways. His life's work is timeless and everlasting.

14. Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman
Hilarious & heartbreaking in the very same moment. #RIP beautiful Gene Wilder there was & will never be anyone like you.

15. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker
My first crush. The brilliantly funny Gene Wilder. Those blue eyes and unique comedic gifts a potent and seductive combination. R.I.P. x, sj

16. Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings
Thank you for lighting up my childhood and teaching me how to laugh and dream. I love you so much.

17. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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

18. Josh Gad

Josh Gad
The greatest comedic mind of my childhood is now gone. #RIP #GeneWilder & thank you 4 your pure imagination. This one hits hard.

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