Gene Wilder, an American stage and screen comic actor popular for his role in the movie "Young Frankenstein", has died at the age of 83.

Jordan Walker-Pearlman, who is a nephew to the actor, announced the news concerning his death on Monday, August 29, 2016.

According to a statement released by the nephew, the late actor died from complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease.

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Wilder reportedly passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, leaving a sharp feeling of nostalgia on his fans.

Mel Brooks, a leading American actor and comedian was among the host of associates who poured in their tributes to the late comic.

Brooks wrote on his Twitter, "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."