Denise Nickerson

Denise Nickerson dies aged 62

Denise Nickerson dies aged 62

Denise Nickerson has died. The 62-year-old former actress – who played Violet Beauregarde in ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ – was rushed to hospital on Monday (08.07.19) after her relatives found she had taken as much of her prescription medication as she could. Doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia but on Tuesday (09.07.19), she was placed on life support after s... »

Denise Nickerson taken off life support

Denise Nickerson taken off life support

Denise Nickerson’s family have taken her off life support. The 62-year-old former actress – who played Violet Beauregarde in ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ – was rushed to hospital on Monday (08.07.19) after her relatives found she had taken as much of her prescription medication as she could. Doctors diagnosed with pneumonia but on Tuesday (09.07.19), she ... »

Denise Nickerson in intensive care after suffering a stroke

Denise Nickerson in intensive care after suffering a stroke

Denise Nickerson has suffered a stroke. The 61-year-old actress – who is best known for playing Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ – had the severe stroke last month and has subsequently been recovering in an intensive care unit. The actress’ son Josh Nickerson and his wife, Jasmine Nickerson, have created a Facebook page to ... »