As we reported yesterday evening, comedy legend Gene Wilder passed away at the age of 83.
Needless to say, Wilder's death has had a profound effect on his fans across the globe, including other people in Hollywood who worked with or were inspired by the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star.
Here are some of the most touching tributes to the actor below.
Long time collaborator, Mel Brooks said he was blessed to have had Wilder as a friend.
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.
— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016
Wilder's final role was as a guest star on Will & Grace in 2003. He played Will Truman’s boss on the show and both Eric McCormack and Debra Messing referred to him as a “genius.”
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) August 29, 2016
A man who lit up the world with his joy and genius. I can't say what it meant to act with him and get to know his heart. âÂ?¤ï¸Â?RIP #GeneWilder
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 29, 2016
Roger Moore, who co-starred with Wilder in Sunday Lovers reminisced:
RIP Gene Wilder. Only happy memories of making Sunday Lovers together.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August 29, 2016
James Corden dedicated a segment of his show last night to Wilder last night in which he reminisced about the time Wilder sent the kindest rejection letter anyone has ever received.
Many others stars of comedy paid tribute to the Wilder on Twitter:
I saw Blazing Saddles 7 times at the cinema with my school friends . George St. Cows outside.
Gene Wilder you were a genius. Rest in Peace.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) August 29, 2016
A moment of silence for the master of the comedic pause.
Gene Wilder: funny doing something & funny doing nothing. pic.twitter.com/d5iySZVll6
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 29, 2016
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 29, 2016
R.I.P Gene Wilder. As funny as they come.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder was the best.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to take a human form. If there's a heaven he has a Golden Ticket. ;^)
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 29, 2016
He was always able to make us smile, and that is no small feat. Rest with the stars, Gene Wilder. pic.twitter.com/kxis66bIGd
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 29, 2016