Gene Wilder, You Will Be Missed!

Beloved and wildly admired American screen and stage comic actor, screenwriter, director, author, and activist Gene Wilder lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease yesterday at age 83. He was born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933.

Back in 1989 Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but in March 2005, following chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, the cancer went into complete remission.

Here, watch him here talk about his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

In this video from Inside Edition remember some of his best moments.

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

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