Colleagues, Celebrities, Fans React to Gene Wilder’s Death

The beloved and wildly admired American screen and stage comic actor, screenwriter, director, author, and activist Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933), lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease yesterday. He was 83 years old.

Listen as Gene Wilder talks about his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma here.

Here are some reactions from colleagues, fans, and celebrities after hearing about Wilder’s passing.

Just like Gene Wilder, many others have unfortunately been and are still fighting cancer. Here are some other famous lymphoma patients you should know about.

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