Gene Wilder’s nephew has spoken about his uncle’s final touching moments as he passed away, due to complications relating to his Alzheimer’s Disease. Jordan Walker-Pearlman spoke of the family’s ‘indescribable sadness’ but also their ‘spiritual gratitude for the life lived’ by Wilder, one of the most gifted comic actors of all time. Walker-Pearlman, who is also a movie director and the son of Wilder’s sister Corinne, also spoke of his final moments.
Scores of stars are paid tribute to Gene Wilder, who has dies at the age of 83 following complications of his Alzheimer’s Disease. Wilder had kept the diagnosis of his condition private, living with it for the past three years, according to nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman. In a statement, Brooks said: “Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time, is gone.
Gene Wilder was married four times, but he is perhaps best remembered for his marriage to Gilda Radner, an original member of the cast of "Saturday Night Live," who died tragically young, at only 42, of ovarian cancer.