On August 29th, 2016, the world lost a great one … Gene Wilder.
I’ve been putting off blogging about this, because I somehow thought that if I didn’t post it, it would be true. But unfortunately, it is.
I’m not one to get too emotional when a celebrity passes away, but this one really hurt my heart. I believe that Gene is most famously known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It is by far my favorite Wilder film. And my favorite part? When he sings Pure Imagination. It is just perfection. My other top Wilder flicks are of course Young Frankenstein, Haunted Honeymoon, and Blazing Saddles.
Alas, the world goes on, as it always does. But Gene Wilder will live on through his movies for many generations to come. And Willy Wonka will always put a smile on my face 🙂