Hollywood remembers the late comedy legend Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka'

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Hollywood was shaken up by the death of the great comedy actor Gene Wilder on Monday. 

Wilder, who was best known for his work on Mel Brooks' comedies "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein" and the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," died Monday at the age of 83 from complications related to Alzheimer's disease

Brooks was among the many stars who paid tribute to Wilder on social media and elsewhere.

Here are their words of condolence and praise:

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Mel Brooks

James Corden

 

Jim Carrey

 

Billy Crystal

Albert Brooks

Steve Martin

George Takei

 

Russell Crowe

 

Jason Alexander

 

Ricky Gervais

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 

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