With the death of Gene Wilder, the world lost a man who was more than a great comedic actor; his humanity shone through in his performances in all his films, such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and several Mel Brooks movies (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles).
His eccentric comic performances and personal style have long given inspiration to his LGBT fans. Several LGBT comedians tweeted today to reminisce, mourn, and say goodbye to a legend.
\u201cGene Wilder passed away. Wow what a lovely career. Wonka, Dr. Frankenstein, Jim the Waco Kid... Sending strength to his wife of 25 yrs. #RIP\u201d
— Neil Patrick Harris (@Neil Patrick Harris)
\u201cI imagine someone telling Taylor Swift Gene Wilder died & she's like "Who?" & then they tell her he played Willy Wonka & she passes out\u201d
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