Celebrities react to the death of comedic genius Gene Wilder

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To say it's a sad day in the world of comedy is a tremendous understatement.

SEE ALSO: Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks classics, dies at 83

Star of "Willy Wonka" and countless Mel Brooks comedies Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. In 1999, the Oscar nominee was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and treated with radiation and stem cell transplants.

Wilder cast a large shadow in the entertainment industry and celebrities took to social media to express their love for the actor.

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Celebs react to death of Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.
The greatest comedic mind of my childhood is now gone. #RIP #GeneWilder & thank you 4 your pure imagination. This one hits hard.
The genius, the talent, the actor, the original, the artist, the storyteller, the creative, the iconic, the great, great, great Gene Wilder.
When Gene Wilder walked into the meeting with that incredible perm in THE WOMAN IN RED, and he didn't even reference it. #RIP
Actor Gene Wilder has passed away.. he was 83.. Thxs for all the joy you gave to my life Mr. Wilder, RIP https://t.co/RNLfJTD7BK
Oh, no. Gene Wilder. Seriously one of the funniest humans ever. Sad. RIP
I'll never forget how happy my father was to show me Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in "The Producers." Theirs was a comedic masterclass....
Thank you Gene Wilder for the wonderful, the weird, the pure imagination. One of my greatest heroes. 🎩
R.I.P Gene Wilder. As funny as they come.
RIP to a true original and one of the all time greats Gene Wilder. I loved him. https://t.co/RdupcfKk7V
So many great Gene Wilder films. But I must've seen Stir Crazy a hundred times as a kid #RIP #GreatTalent https://t.co/ajnp7CS8bE
Gene Wilder marathon starting now at my pad, Come over✨ Thanks Mr. Wilder, we'll miss you every step up of the way. https://t.co/ZGCxV4soLx
I loved him so much. Just looking at Gene Wilder always made my heart smile. Rest in peace.
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Gene Wilder through the years
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Gene Wilder through the years
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket on the set of the fantasy film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the book by Roald Dahl, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Gene Wilder (right) puts his arm around the shoulder of Cleavon Little in a still from the film, 'Blazing Saddles,' directed by Mel Brooks, 1974. (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy of Getty Images)
1974-Publicity headshot of Gene Wilder starring in Young Frankenstein. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
THE BELL SYSTEM FAMILY THEATRE -- 'The Trouble with People' -- Pictured: Gene Wilder as Ernie in 'The Office Sharers' -- (Photo by: Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Promotional shot of actor Gene Wilder, as he appears in the movie 'The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother', 1975. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder. December 04, 1980. (Photo by Adam Scull/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock in publicity portrait for the film 'The Woman In Red', 1984. (Photo by Orion/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder holds a torch in a scene from the film 'Hanky Panky', 1982. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)
American actor Gene Wilder (L) performs alongside compatriot Rolf Saxon, October 2, during the rehearsal of a scene from Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor'.
1999 Gene Wilder Stars As The 'Turtle' In The Tv Movie 'Alice In Wonderland.' (Photo By Getty Images)
Gene Wilder during Opening of Gilda's Club for Cancer Support - October 17, 1993 at Gilda's Club, Greenwhich Village in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Actor Gene Wilder signs copies of his new book at Barnes and Noble in Midtown Manhattan March 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Gene Wilder and his wife Karen Boyer watch as Shahar Peer of Israel takes on Anna Chakvetadze of Russia during day ten of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
In this April 9, 2008 file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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