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EntertainmentDenise Nickerson Dead: Willy Wonka Violet Beauregarde Actress Dies, Aged 62

11:26  11 july  2019
11:26  11 july  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Violet Beauregarde is one of five children who enter's Willy Wonka 's Chocolate Factory. She is played by Denise Nickerson in the 1971 film and AnnaSophia Robb in the 2005 film. In each version, Violet Beauregarde is the third of the five children to find one of Willy Wonka 's exclusive Golden Tickets

Denise Nickerson , who played Violet in " Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," is living out the last moments of her life, because her family tells us they have just taken her off life support. Nickerson , who suffered a stroke last year, was at home Monday and, according to her family, she got into her

Denise Nickerson Dead: Willy Wonka Violet Beauregarde Actress Dies, Aged 62 © Rex Denise Nickerson

Denise Nickerson, who played Violet Beauregarde in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 62.

The former child star’s death comes after her family announced that they had chosen to take her off life support after she suffered a seizure.

They confirmed news of her death to US website TMZ in the early hours of Thursday morning, before posting a message on their family Facebook page, which simply read: “She’s gone.”

Denise Nickerson Dead: Willy Wonka Violet Beauregarde Actress Dies, Aged 62 © Bobby Bank via Getty Images Denise Nickerson (1957-2019)

Denise’s family said the actress suffered a “severe stroke that caused extreme damage” last year, and on Monday was taken to the emergency room and then the ICU, where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. The “massive seizure” occurred the next day.

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' Willy Wonka ' actress Denise Nickerson suffers stroke at age 61. Actress Denise Nickerson remains hospitalized after suffering a severe stoke in June.WireImage/Getty Images. Denise Nickerson played the part of gum-loving Violet Beauregarde in the children's classic " Willy Wonka

Learn about Denise Nickerson : her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. She played relentless gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Her television credits include The Electric Company, which

On Wednesday, her son, Josh, wrote on a public Facebook page that gives fans updates about her health: “They just took off all the equipment. None of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable. We’re telling her it’s okay to let go.”

Denise Nickerson Dead: Willy Wonka Violet Beauregarde Actress Dies, Aged 62 © Rex Denise Nickerson starred alongside Gene Wilder in 1971's Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

Denise, who landed her breakout role when she was only 13 years old, left Hollywood in 1978 to become a nurse.

But she still had fond memories of her time with the Wonka family, gathering with her co-stars for a sweet reunion in 2015 to reminisce on the good old days.

She also paid her respects to comedy legend and co-star Gene Wilder when he died in 2016.

Denise Nickerson Dead: Willy Wonka Violet Beauregarde Actress Dies, Aged 62 © Rex Denise played played Violet Beauregarde in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

As well as Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Denise appeared on the television series Dark Shadows, The Electric Company and on an episode of The Brady Bunch.

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Violet Beauregarde is one of the five children who won a Golden Ticket in the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She chews gum to keep her concentration. Violet Beauregarde has been described in the novel as a "beastly girl."

I was once blue and then I turned Denise Nickerson from the 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Her family is seeking financial help for Denise’s funeral arrangements as she is unable to leave inheritance funds and has no life insurance.

They have launched a GoFundMe campaign to fund Denise’s final wishes for her remains to be made into a piece of glass art after cremation.

Her son Joshua said: “We hate to ask but we desperately need help. We don’t need flowers and or cards. We just need some peace of mind. It’s 4 am now and we are saying our goodbyes and taking turns. If you can help us, we would be so very grateful.”

The family have already exceed their goal of raising $10,000 (£8,000).

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