August 30, 2016

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has paid tribute to actor Gene Wilder, who starred in such comedy films as "The Producers", "Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein" and "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory". Wilder died Monday (August 29) at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

Cooper posted the following message on his Facebook page: "I count working with Gene Wilder on his TV sitcom 'Something Wilder' to be one of the most precious memories of my entire career. Doing 'one-on-one' comedy with Gene was like jamming with THE BEATLES. It doesn't get any better. Gene Wilder is IRREPLACEABLE and will always be an American treasure."

I count working with #GeneWilder on his TV sitcom #SOMETHINGWILDER to be one of the most precious memories of my entire...

Posted by Alice Cooper on Monday, August 29, 2016

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