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Denise Nickerson, who played Violet Beauregard in 1971's Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, has passed away at age 62.
Nickerson died at her hospital bed Wednesday at approximately 10:30PM Colorado time, her family told TMZ.
Actress - Hospital - Room - Day - Ones
The actress was visited at her hospital room that same day by several loved ones, who said their final goodbyes and shared memories.
Nickerson was rushed to the hospital earlier this week, diagnosed with pneumonia, and subsequently suffered a seizure, TMZ reported.
Life - Support - Wednesday - Family - TMZ
She was placed on life support, but on Wednesday her family told TMZ they had taken Nickerson off her respirator.
The site spoke directly with Denise's family. She has one son who has been taking care of her along with his wife.
Nickerson - Home - Medicine - Care
Nickerson had been staying at home where she was taking her medicine and getting care.
But her health took a turn for the worse when she fell ill on Monday. She was rushed to the ER but doctors said things did not look good as she had pneumonia. When she suffered a seizure, she was put on life support.
Denise - Respirator
Denise was ultimately taken off her respirator.
Doctors were told to remove her IVs, and she stopped receiving medication.
Family - TMZ - Wednesday - 'it - Matter
The family told TMZ on Wednesday 'it's now just a matter of time before Denise passes.'
'Her son, Josh, and his wife are at the hospital with Denise, and have started a GoFundMe to honor Denise's last wishes of being cremated, and her ashes turned into glass artwork,' added the site.
Denver - Colorado - Resident - Pacemaker - Reaction
In 2018 the Denver, Colorado resident had a pacemaker put in, but she had a difficult reaction to it and became 'agitated.'
'Her nurse confirmed that she's having the stomach feeding tube installed tomorrow morning,' wrote Josh's wife Jasmine at the time.
'She's significantly more...
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