American comic actor, Jerome Silberman, popular known as Gene Wilder, is dead.
The 83-year-old actor was best known in the children movie willy wonka and the chocolate factory, and turned into a worldwide meme with various hilarious captions.
Variety.com reports that the actor's family announced his death on Monday, August 29, saying he died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.
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"It is with indescribable sadness and blues, but with spiritual gratitude for the life lived that I announce the passing of husband, parent, and universal artist Gene Wilder, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. It is almost unbearable for us to contemplate our life without him," Wilder's nephew said in a statement.
See some of the hilarious memes below:
May his soul rest in perfect peace!