Actress Denise Nickerson, better known as Violet's film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," died at the age of 62, her family announced in a message posted Wednesday on Facebook.
"She's gone," reads the message published a few days after the hospitalization of the former child star for "medical emergency," Entertainment Weekly reported.
Posted by Denise, Jasmine and Josh Nickerson on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
On Monday, family members said Nickerson "has had seizures this morning and is in respiratory and pulmonary distress".
"The doctors discovered that she was aspiring and developing pneumonia," the family wrote on Facebook at the time.
As a public update, Denise had to deal with a major medical emergency yesterday morning. We spent the whole day in an emergency and she was …
Posted by Denise, Jasmine and Josh Nickerson on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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In July 2018, several media reported that Nickerson had suffered a stroke.
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