Mel Brooks 'still reeling' From Gene Wilder's death

  • Mel Brooks 'still reeling' From Gene Wilder's death

Mel Brooks 'still reeling' From Gene Wilder's death

With this, Coldplay honoured actor Gene Wilder during their show in Denver last night.

Ana revealed Gene hasn't got a star on the Walk of Fame already because the "Blazing Saddles" star wasn't keen to be recognised in such a way.

Denise Nickerson, who played Violet Beauregarde in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", remembered Gene Wilder as "tender-hearted".

Then, a few years pass and Brooks somehow gets the money and goes back to Wilder. "But I make my wife laugh once or twice in the house, but nothing special".

Wilder, a two-time Oscar nominee, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Stamford, Conn. He thought it was a "terrific idea", so they chose to write it together and assemble one of the greatest comedy casts of all-time.

He was perhaps best-known for playing a confectionery boss in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He also revealed that the idea for what became "Young Frankenstein" was actually Wilder's.

He said he was happy to be cast in primarily comedic roles throughout his acting career.

"Like millions of his fans around the world, we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gene Wilder early this week. Mr".

After Radner died of ovarian cancer in 1989, Wilder spent much of his time after promoting cancer research and opened a support facility for cancer patients.

"But not too many came along", Wilder said.

"If something comes along that's really good and I think I would be good for it, I would be happy to do it. Gilda was amusing", he once said of his late wife. It always gave you a glimpse into what the character was really thinking or feeling, and it always got a laugh. "Wake up and smell the coffee". While chatting with Fallon, Brooks was asked about his experiences with Wilder.

"Bless you for all these years of laughter and love, such warmth and humanity", wrote film critic, Leonard Maltin.

Ostrum also told The Hollywood Reporter that Wilder was a "great teacher" who treated him with "respect, like a fellow actor". Brooks replied, "Look in the mirror, blame it on God".