Worn-out and fragile Gene Wilder is in such terrible shape friends fear the beloved funnyman has only months to live. The 82-year-old Willy Wonka legend shocked spectators when he made a rare public appearance at the U.S. Open tennis final earlier this month. All skin and bones, the actor seemed barely able to get around as he was helped along by his wife, Karen, 73. “I didn’t recognize him at first,” says a source. “He was so frail.” Although his wife insists Gene is cancer free, his shocking decline raises grave concerns among neighbors that the disease may have returned. It’s all in the new GLOBE.
September 24, 2015