Gene Wilder's Best Willy Wonka Moments

Honor the late actor with these heartwarming clips

The world got a little less sweet today, as the sad news broke that the legendary actor and comedian Gene Wilder has passed away. The Young Frankenstein star is also known for his inimitable performance as the original Willy Wonka, where he leads anyone who watches the film through a world of pure imagination.

This classic scene from the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is where we were first introduced to the dreamy chocolate room, which captured the hearts of candy lovers worldwide and gave new meaning to the term candy land.

We leave you with this collection of the best Willy Wonka moments, because "parting is such sweet sorrow," indeed.