Gene Wilder's Death Sparks Emotional Tributes From Celebrities

Following the death of actor Gene Wilder last night, celebrities have taken to social media to thank the star for his endless enthusiasm, wit and generosity with his talent​

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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.

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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: 

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'Good day sir'.

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