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Denise Nickerson who played Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka, has died at 62

Posted: 8:33 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 08:33:12-04
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(TMZ) — "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" star Denise Nickerson has died after suffering a severe stroke, according to TMZ.

Nickerson played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film alongside the late Geme Wilder. Nickerson suffered a stroke in 2018 and was placed in rehab as she recovered from her injuries. She had been on life support in ICU since earlier in the week.

Her family posted a message to social media saying simply, "She's gone." She was 62-years-old.