James Corden, Stephen Fry and Jim Carrey among celebrity tributes to Gene Wilder
The actor died at the age of 83 on Monday
Legends of the showbusiness community have paid tribute to the actor Gene Wilder, who died this week at the age of 83.
James Corden spoke on The Late Late Show about the time Gene Wilder visited him while starring in a show in New York.
Wilder's long-term acting and directing collaborator Mel Brooks took to Twitter
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016
Comedian and writer David Walliams shared the "Pure Imagination" video
David Suchet praised his performance in The Producers
Gene Wilder will be so very missed. His performance in THE PRODUCERS is unforgettable. A truly great comedic actor. Always so truthful.— David_Suchet (@David_Suchet) August 30, 2016
Goldie Hawn called him a 'genius'
The great genius of comedy Gene Wilder passed today. RIP dear one. You are free to grace the heavens with your light that lifted us all— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) August 30, 2016
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey on his golden ticket
Gene Wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to take a human form. If there's a heaven he has a Golden Ticket. ;^)— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 29, 2016
Uzo Aduba quoted Wilder as Willy Wonka
Conan O'Brien shared a clip from when Wilder was on his show
It was a true honor to talk to Gene Wilder. He was an unusually brilliant and sweet comic artist. //t.co/YGcqUt8vUL— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 30, 2016
Stephen Fry on the many happy hours
The ex-007 on making a film together
RIP Gene Wilder. Only happy memories of making Sunday Lovers together.— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August 29, 2016
The full statement from Gene Wilder's family
Here's the full statement from Gene Wilder's family regarding his death: pic.twitter.com/oGv1TsiCX5— Austin Hunt (@AustinHunt) August 29, 2016