Denise Nickerson, best known for her role in the 1971 musical film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, has passed away at the age of 62.
Her family announced her departure on Facebook. “She’s gone,” the message read.
In June 2018, Denise experienced a severe stroke after which she entered ICU for treatment.
The actress was just thirteen when she starred opposite Gene Wilder in the 1971 film as the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde.
The 1971 musical film is adapted from British novelist Rawalde Dal’s children’s book Charlie and the chocolate factory, which soon became one of the most popular and famed family films.
Another film was produced in 2005 inspired by the book, which was directed by Tim Burton and co-starred Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Haymore as Charlie Buckett.
Contributed by: Yara Sameh