Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Willy Wonka' star Denise Nickerson taken off life support

'Willy Wonka' star Denise Nickerson taken off life support

While still in the hospital on Tuesday night, she suffered from a massive seizure, which further complicated her health issues, and Nickerson was put on life support.

They posted Wednesday morning that she was taken off life support.

'She's significantly more comfortable now that the temp pacer (which for those who don't know, is installed in the neck so they rest all the tubing on the shoulder and it's very sensitive to the touch) and other shoulder and neck tubing is removed'.

She suffered a seizure and developed respiratory problems. Prior to her death, they said she had been given morphine "to keep her pain free and slow her breathing". She has too much Carbon dioxide increasing in her blood and is in an nearly coma-like state.

Our thoughts are with Denise's loved ones at this hard time.

Denise Nickerson played Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.


The actress, who played Violet Beauregarde in the iconic Gene Wilder film, died at the age of 62, according to reports. Despite his warnings she eats the gum, which causes her to blow up like a huge blueberry. She left Hollywood in 1978 and later became a nurse. Her family is begging her fans for help in funding her funeral. Although she had the fame and notoriety, there is no inheritance.

Bad turn: The 62-year-old actress' family has chose to end any more medical help after she was rushed to the hospital this week.

The mum-of-one's last wish was to be cremated and for her ashes to be turned into glass artwork.

Jasmine also noted on the page her heartbreak for her husband. Josh, on the other hand, has missing work from his two jobs to be at the hospital. "We need help. Anything you can spare is a big help. We got to know him a little more when we went in the room that got smaller and smaller [in the film], and when we sign the contract, but when we filmed in the chocolate room and he sang "Pure Imagination" that just, he stole my heart".

Denise Nickerson on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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