Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory actress Denise Nickerson dies aged 62

'Willy Wonka' Actress Denise Nickerson Stopping Treatment in Hospital

Nickerson, 62, best known for the of Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has been in the care of her son Josh and his wife Jasmine since she suffered the stroke previous year.

Doctors diagnosed with pneumonia but on Tuesday (09.07.19), she was placed on life support after suffering a massive seizure.

When she suffered a seizure, she was put on life support.

Denise Nickerson has sadly died.

Jasmine also noted on the page her heartbreak for her husband. Furthermore, they stated that her lungs and brain activity are too weak.

The former child star, who played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 classic, was admitted to a hospital emergency room on Monday (08Jul19) after reportedly trying to overdose on prescription medication at home, her family tells TMZ.

The US actress, who suffered a severe stroke previous year, died after having multiple seizures and being taken off life support.

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Josh explained they took her off life support so she could pass away in comfort.

After nabbing the role as the gum chewing-loving Violet in Willy Wonka, she starred on shows like The Electric Company, Search for Tomorrow, and The Brady Bunch.

She had a pacemaker inserted shortly after, but was still at high risk for additional strokes and, according to Jasmine, would "likely require 24 hour care for the rest of her life". But no matter what, she's already gone. Denise, according to Josh, wishes "to be cremated and her ashes made into a piece of glass art".

"We don't know how much time she has. Even if you can't donate simply sharing the link, and sharing our story so we can send Denise off and get some help and peace over the next few months would be so unbelievable".

They set up the fundraiser to help raise money for "death expenses". She left Hollywood in 1978.

Born on April 1, 1957, in New York City, before starring in one of the most iconic films of the century, Nickerson's first acting job was playing Amy Jennings/Nora Collins/Amy Collins on the TV series Dark Shadows.

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