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From the People Archives: Gene Wilder's Tearful Goodbye to Wife Gilda Radner

29 August 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. In 1991, just two years after Wilder's third wife, comedian Gilda Radner, died of ovarian cancer, the actor penned a personal essay in People magazine about her painful death - and why he believed it could have been avoided. Read the essay below:Even as she was dying, Gilda Radner went for laughs. At home, Gene Wilder remembers, she enacted her infamous Saturday Night character Roseanne Roseannadanna, shouting at the cancer cells invading her body, ''Hey, what are you trying to do in here? Make me sick? »

- Gene Wilder

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From the People Archives: Gene Wilder's Tearful Goodbye to Wife Gilda Radner

29 August 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. In 1991, just two years after Wilder's third wife, comedian Gilda Radner, died of ovarian cancer, the actor penned a personal essay in People magazine about her painful death - and why he believed it could have been avoided. Read the essay below:Even as she was dying, Gilda Radner went for laughs. At home, Gene Wilder remembers, she enacted her infamous Saturday Night character Roseanne Roseannadanna, shouting at the cancer cells invading her body, ''Hey, what are you trying to do in here? Make me sick? »

- Gene Wilder

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