Denise Nickerson, Violet in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ Dies at 62

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Denise Nickerson, Violet in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ Dies at 62
Denise Nickerson, best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 version of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” died Wednesday night after being taken off life support. She was 62.

Her family made the announcement on Facebook. “She’s gone,” the message read.

Nickerson suffered a severe stroke in June 2018 after which she entered the ICU for treatment. Despite entering a rehab facility later in the year, her son Josh Nickerson took to Facebook earlier Wednesday to announce her debilitating state which led to their decision to cease life support. “They just took off all the equipment. None of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable,” he wrote. “We’re telling her it’s okay to let go.”

Nickerson’s son and his wife Jasmine also created a GoFundMe page where the couple is posting updates on Nickerson’s health, where they reported that she had suffered
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