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MADE MADE XXXX NOW PRINCE The iconic figure passed on April 21, after being hospitalized the week before due to what was said to have been the flu. He was found unresponsive in his estate elevator the morning of his death. He was 57. Prince was known for his unique, androgynous style and fashion, along with his wide vocal range. He was one of the best-selling artists of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide, with more than 50 Top 40 hits around the world since 1979, including hits such “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “Kiss.” Countless stars took to social media to express their condolences after news broke of the icon’s death, such as Alicia Keys who tweeted: “Prince was a gift and a genius. He showed us that we have no limits. His music left me forever changed.” GENE WILDER Likely known best by millennials for his Golden Globe nominated performance in the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” the actor passed away on August 29th in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 83, after a three year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Wilder was known for his comedic, eccentric touches to the many roles he played. His first major role came with playing accountant Leopold Bloom in the 1968 American satirical musical comedy film “The Producers,” directed by Mel Brooks. Wilder received his first Oscar nomination with the role, his second earned for his performance in the 1974 American horror comedy film “Young Frankenstein,” also directed by Brooks. He often commented on his rule for being a comedic actor: “ Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown.” Upon hearing of Wilder’s death, Mel Brooks wrote on Twitter: “Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.” | 77