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...
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.
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.
There's a big hole in Comedy's heart with the loss of Gene Wilder today. RIP Willy Wonka.
RIP to a true original and one of the all time greats Gene Wilder. I loved him.
Thanks for stopping by Earth for a while.
I loved him so much. Just looking at Gene Wilder always made my heart smile. Rest in peace.
RIP to the legendary Gene Wilder. 2016 has been painful so far.
Rest in Peace, Gene Wilder..
So many great Gene Wilder films. But I must've seen Stir Crazy a hundred times as a kid #RIP #GreatTalent.
Thank you Gene Wilder for the wonderful, the weird, the pure imagination. One of my greatest heroes.
RIP #GeneWider. We lost one of the greats today. How deeply you will be missed.
Harry Connick Jr.
so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you.
RIP #GeneWilder absolute master. Brilliant in so many ways. His life's work is timeless and everlasting.
Hilarious & heartbreaking in the very same moment. #RIP beautiful Gene Wilder there was & will never be anyone like you.
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
Thank you for lighting up my childhood and teaching me how to laugh and dream. I love you so much.
RIP dear, wonderful Gene Wilder. What an influence you were in my life. Thank you for all that joy.
The greatest comedic mind of my childhood is now gone. #RIP #GeneWilder & thank you 4 your pure imagination. This one hits hard.