Gene Wilder has passed away today at the age of 83 after complications from Alzheimer’s disease. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman broke the news earlier. He passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.
Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989.
Wilder was married to Gilda Radner from 1984 until 1989. He married again in 1991 to Karen Boyer. He is survived by his adopted daughter Katharine.
After Radner died from Ovarian cancer, Wilder because an outspoken advocate of cancer awareness and treatment. He helped found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles.
“If you’re not gonna tell the truth, then why start talking?” Wilder said in his famous quote.