Whether it was his velvet purple cloak in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, his drunken bravado in Blazing Saddles, his tap-dance skills in Young Frankenstein or his hysterical outbursts in The Producers ('My blue blanket, my blue blanket!'), everyone can remember the first time they fell in-love with Gene Wilder.
He transformed the film industry with his faultless comedic timing, inimitable sincerity and endless energy, transcending genres and generations of viewers.
Yesterday, the 83-year-old actor died due to complications from Alzeheimer's disease, resulting in an outcry across the world at the loss of an acting heavyweight.
We take a look at the emotional responses from celebrities:
'Good day sir'.