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If you didn't already know how truly loved Gene Wilder was by his peers and public, this week has confirmed it for many of people.

Following his passing at the age of 83 on Monday, millions have taken time to pay tribute to the original Willy Wonka, and it's made for some seriously spine-tingling moments here at SHEmazing! HQ.

From Coldplay adding Pure Imagination to their set-list to Stephen Fry's touching farewell on Twitter, Gene's legacy was almost unparallelled.

Remembering the impact the actor had on him personally and professionally. James Corden recalled a meeting he had with the star, and by the looks of things it's not an occasion the British host will ever forget.

Have a look at this.

 

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Ever since news broke yesterday that much-loved and highly-acclaimed actor, Gene Wilder, had passed away, social media has been awash with tributes to the star.

From those in the industry to movie fans, Gene's passing at the age of 83 has struck a chord with millions all over the world today.

Paying tribute to the original Willy Wonka, Coldplay uploaded an impromptu performance of Pure Imagination – one of the most widely recognised songs from 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

After finishing one of their own tracks at a concert in Denver last night, the lads launched into Pure Imagination, and it is definitely one of those moments which will stick with every concert-goer in attendance.

"This is so special. Would have loved to have been there. How lovely are those lyrics," wrote one fan on Twitter while another added: "Say what you want about @coldplay but they know how to bash out a heartwarming tribute."

Ladies, how perfect is this?

 

 

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2016 has been rough.

Losing David Bowie, Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, Prince, and Victoria Wood in the space of just nine months has rocked the entertainment industry, and this morning it is mourning yet another much-loved star.

Following the passing of Gene Wilder – the original Willy Wonka – Twitter has been awash with tributes to the actor who died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

From Stephen Fry to Ed Westwick, there are very few unmoved by the death of the much-loved actor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder has died aged 83.

The comedic actor – who starred in The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein – passed away yesterday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.

His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said Gene died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease, Variety has reported.

In a statement Jordan said that the family were “among the lucky ones” as Gene’s condition “never stole his ability to recognise those that were closest to him, nor took control of his central gentle life-affirming core personality”.

Today the two time Oscar nominee is being remembered online for his role as famed chocolate entrepreneur Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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