Gene Wilder was k/a Jerome Silberman, a professional American stage, and screen comic actor, as well as a screenwriter, film director, and author.
Lasy year, GLOBE reported " Worn-out and fragile Gene Wilder is in such terrible shape friends fear the beloved funnyman has only months to live. The 82-year-old Willy Wonka legend shocked spectators when he made a rare public appearance at the U.S. Open tennis final earlier this month. All skin and bones, the actor seemed barely able to get around as he was helped along by his wife, Karen, 73. “I didn’t recognize him at first,” says a source. “He was so frail.” Although his wife insists Gene is cancer free, his shocking decline raises grave concerns among neighbors that the disease may have returned."
Legendary Actor Gene Wilder Dies at 83 http://io9.gizmodo.com/legendary-actor-gene-wilder-dies-at-83-178590730…
Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83 http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-yo… via @variety