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Gene Wilder passes overnight. The world is a little less funny.

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by cjvfr, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. The great comic actor Gene Wilder died overnight at 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. A man of great personal charm and meticulous comic timing. His work with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor must rank as the great funny masterpieces of our time.

    Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

    blazingsaddles. theproducers. willywonka. youngfrank.
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  2. RIP Gene WiIder.
    Your talent will be missed.
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  3. He was brilliant in Young Frankenstein :) (y)

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  4. What a wonderfully funny man, Mel Brooks will be inconsolable.

    He's famous for his famous films, but in my book his best was a film called "Start the Revolution without me", with Donald Sutherland, and Orson Wells, although the great man introduces the film by saying that he isn't in it!!
    Start the Revolution Without Me - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  5. I have been a fan ever since I saw Stir Crazy and Willy Wonka - a genuinely funny man that could make you laugh just with his facial expressions, a comedic genius - a huge loss to the entertainment world.

    sorry to see you go Gene!
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  6. RIP Gene!

    2016 has been brutal!
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  7. Loved His movies the world is indeed a little less funny






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  8. Gene and Richard were comic geniuses, sorely missed for their quality humour

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  9. Hey, we've still got Kanye... Right?
  10. yes unfortunately Kanye is beginning to be a bit like De Niro.

    The longer he stays with the p0rn starlet the more he becomes a bda joke
  11. :)

    I would swap them in a heartbeat. Fate takes the wrong people. ;)
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  12. TBH, when I heard, I thought, "didn't he die a few years ago?"

    He's been off the grid for a couple decades, probably due to the Alzheimer's.
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