Willy Wonka Star Dies at 62 Years Old

Denise Nickerson, the child star who played Violet Beauregarde in the Gene Wilder-starring film adaptationWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, died Wednesday night. She was 62.

Nickerson was taken off life support Tuesday night after she suffered a seizure.

Her family announced her death in a Facebook post, which read, "She's gone." Earlier Wednesday, the family shared, "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." According to previous posts, the actress had pneumonia before she suffered a seizure, which complicated her health issue.

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