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RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Business owners, beachgoers, and boat captains on North Carolina's Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.
Gene Wilder, who delighted audiences with his comic turns in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and Mel Brooks classics including "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers," died Monday at age 83, Variety magazine reported. The weekly film industry journal quoted his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman as saying the actor died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Connecticut. Wilder, whose third wife Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer, was treated for lymphoma in 2000.