EXCERPT: Gene Wilder died today at 83, suffering a long time from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s a horrible and cruel disease, and such an ironic way to go for a man whose intensity of manic comedy and heart-on-its-sleeve emotion practically vibrated off the big screen. He was as unique as any comedian’s ever placed up there. Wilder was also a savvy writer of comedy and prose, a gifted director, a humanitarian, and so much more.
But make no mistake, Wilder’s vivid life will be how we remember him. There is so much I could write here to pay tribute, but I’ve already done it about him, so I shall simply share that with you here, my friends and followers.