Sad news came today as legendary comedian Gene Wilder
passed away at the age of 83. The actor's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman
, confirmed that the cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's Disease. As news of this comedy legend's passing continues to spread, we have more details from Jordan Walker-Pearlman
about his uncle's final moments, while several members of the Hollywood community have honored Gene Wilder
through social media.
Along with several Twitter tributes, Jordan Walker-Pearlman
released a full statement about his uncle's passing. It was never made public that the actor was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, a decision that was made by both the actor and his family. Here's how his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman
had to say about why it was never revealed that Gene Wilder
suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.
"We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones - this illness-pirate,