Remembering Gene Wilder with love and laughter

Gene Wilder

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Twitter‘s top trend tonight is the tributes from famous names and everyday folks to the legendary comedic actor, Gene Wilder.

He died early Monday at home in Stamford, Conn., his family holding his hands, at the age of 83. A statement from the family revealed he had suffered complications from Alzheimer’s Disease and that the diagnosis had been concealed because “he simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.”

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