We lost a comedic genius with the passing of Gene Wilder. He will forever be etched in our minds as the magical candy-maker Willy Wonka. We’ll laugh at his antics in classic Mel Brooks films like “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and “The Producers” for years to come. Bill Louis took a moment out to pay tribute to a legend, whom we will miss immensely.
Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography "Kiss Me Like A Stranger", at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)