Goodbye Gene Wilder

Yesterday I heard about the sad loss of actor, producer, and director Gene Wilder. This is yet another sad loss in a year of many losses.

Gene starred in films such as Stir Crazy, Blazing Saddles, and Silver Streak to name a few. However to many he is probably better known for his performance as the eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". In my eyes the only version of this film that is worth watching (sorry Depp you didn't even come close).

More recently the Drum and bass act Pendulum, sampled one of the more haunting lines that Gene delivered in this film on track five of début album titled "Hold Your Colour". The track's titled "Through the loop" and it feels only right to dedicate the song and this post to the mans memory.

May you rest in peace Gene Wilder.