Mr. Gene Wilder has left the building folks.
The actor known for this roles in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Little Prince to name a few, passed away yesterday due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.
Wilder had been diagnosed three years prior and wanted to keep his condition private. His nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, stated the reason “more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and cause delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.“.
Singer, songwriter, and actor David Bowie has died yesterday from cancer. He was 69.
The news was announced and confirmed by both his son, Duncan Jones, and various social media stating the following:
“January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
Bowie was known for his hits, such as Ziggy Stardust, Starman, Heroes, Under Pressure, and Rebel. He was also in movies such as Labyrinth, Zoolander, and The Prestige.
January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016
Sir Christopher Lee, the actor known for playing Saruman in both the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies, Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun, Count Dooku in the Star Wars Prequels, and the infamous Dracula, has passed away at the age of 93.Lee had passed away on June 7th, 2015, due to heart and respiratory failure at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. His wife, Birgit Krøncke, delayed the news to the public in order to break the news to their family.
“It’s what you don’t see that keeps you on the edge of your seat in any kind of film – leave it to the imagination of the viewer.”
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