Gene Wilder’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

August 29, 2016

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death

Alzheimer's Disease


Movie Actor

The movie actor Gene Wilder died at the age of 83 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Illustrious actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his first major film role in The Producers.  He also portrayed Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He also appeared in Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. 

His third wife was co-star and actress Gilda Radner. Their relationship lasted from 1984 until her death in 1989. He then married his fourth wife, Karen Boyer, in 1991. 



“My mother was suffering every day of her life, and what right did I have to be happy if she was suffering? So whenever I got happy about something, I felt the need to cut it off, and the only way to cut it off was to pray. ‘Forgive me Lord.’ For what, I didn’t know.” (Gene Wilder)


“When your mother gives you confidence about anything that you do, you carry that confidence with you.” (Gene Wilder)


“My wife and I water color, paint water colors.” (Gene Wilder)


“I’m going to tell you what my religion is. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.” (Gene Wilder)


“A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things; you’d say, ‘That’s what a child would do.'” (Gene Wilder)