For many Gene Wilder will forever be Willy Wonka, and for good reason. Wilder brought something special to every role that he took, and made it his own. For me, I will remember him best for his performances in Mel Brooks’ films. He was truly something unique, and was important in a number of different roles throughout the decades. There is not a lot to say other than how sad we are to hear of his passing. So here’s to a comedy great.