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Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says


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NEW YORK (AP) -- Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.

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