Mel Brooks reminisces about friendship with Gene Wilder

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Jimmy Fallon sat down with long time friend of Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks as he reminisced about his friendship with the actor. Brooks said he misses being able to call Gene Wilder and he’s still reeling from his passing.

The two worked together on several movies including “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” and they shared lots of jokes along the way.

“You know what, he was sick and I knew it. He was such a dear friend. I expected it, I expected he would go but I don’t know, when it happens, it’s still tremendous. It’s a big shock. I’m still reeling from that no more Gene. I can’t call him… he was such a wonderful part of my life.”

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