The list of iconic celebrities we've lost this year continues, with news of the death of actor Gene Wilder.

Wilder, famous for such films as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, has died at the age of 83. The actor reportedly passed away due to Alzheimer's complications, says nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman. Wilder died at his home in Stamford, Conn.

The actor's career spanned from mid-1960s to the later 1990s, collecting a pair of Oscar nominations along the way. Wilder was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his scene-stealing role as Leo Bloom in The Producers in 1968, as well as a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing Young Frankenstein in 1974 with Mel Brooks. Wilder also received two Golden Globe nominations in his career, for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971 and Silver Streak in 1976.

Wilder admitted in a 2008 Turner Classic Movies special that he retired from acting after 1999 because, "I don't like show business, I realized. I like show, but I don't like the business."

Actors and other celebrities have already begun tweeting their sadness over Wilder's death:

So far, 2016 has seen an unprecedented amount of notable celebrities pass away, including Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Garry Marshall, Merle Haggard, Patty Duke, Garry Shandling, Doris Roberts and Alan Rickman.