News of the death of comedy legend Gene Wilder reverberated around the entertainment world on Monday afternoon.
"Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time is gone. He blessed every film we did together with his special magic," said Mel Brooks in a statement posted by the Hollywood reporter. "And he blessed my life with his friendship. He will be so missed."
Brooks and Wilder collaborated on seminal works like The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. But other actors and comedians shared their memories of Wilders' entire career online, as seen below.
RIP Gene Wilder https://t.co/TuMQheQCa4— Gilbert Gottfried (@Gilbert Gottfried)1472499484.0
#RIP #GeneWilder one of the great comic geniuses. U will be missed! https://t.co/ZXEPITKCux— John Leguizamo (@John Leguizamo)1472500119.0
RIP Gene Wilder. Only happy memories of making Sunday Lovers together.— Sir Roger Moore (Legacy) (@Sir Roger Moore (Legacy))1472501336.0
Pure magic, always. Thank you, Gene Wilder. RIP https://t.co/jmcwGc4QQU— Billy West (@Billy West)1472500447.0
A genius I stole from constantly, and one I was humbled & thrilled to work with. RIP #GeneWilder https://t.co/hCFyET1jji— Eric McCormack (@Eric McCormack)1472501072.0
"Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there." #RIP #GeneWilder— Taran Killam (@Taran Killam)1472499350.0
The greatest comedic mind of my childhood is now gone. #RIP #GeneWilder & thank you 4 your pure imagination. This one hits hard.— Josh Gad (@Josh Gad)1472499421.0
He breathed life & joy into everything he touched. Rest in peace, Gene Wilder. https://t.co/r7ufUDbyMq— 20th Century Studios (@20th Century Studios)1472500581.0