‘Willy Wonka’ singer Denise Nickerson taken off life support
‘Willy Wonka’ singer Denise Nickerson has been taken off life support 1 year after her stroke.
Denise Nickerson, who starred as a gun-snapping Violet Beauregarde in a 1971 film, “Willy Wonka a Chocolate Factory,” has died during 62 after being taken off life support Tuesday, her family said.
“She’s gone,” was a summary in a Facebook post early Thursday by her son Josh and his wife, Jasmine.
Nickerson suffered a “major medical emergency” during home Monday that caused her to be certified to a Colorado hospital’s complete caring unit. Nickerson had suffered a serious cadence in Jun 2018.
‘WILLY WONKA’ ACTRESS DENISE NICKERSON TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT 1 YEAR AFTER STROKE
“They usually took off all a equipment. None of it was helping, though creation her usually some-more uncomfortable. We’re revelation her it’s OK to let go,” her family wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
According to a family’s GoFundMe page, Nickerson, “got into her medicines and took as most as she could” while Josh and Jasmine were divided during a doctor’s appointment. Josh reportedly stopped his mom and brought her to an puncture room, where her condition got worse.
Denise Nickerson as a rival gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in a 1971 film Willy Wonka amp; a Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder.
“She’s had seizures this morning and is in pulmonary and respiratory distress. The doctors have found that she aspirated and has grown pneumonia,” Jasmine common on Facebook. “They have upped her oxygen. She’s underneath a DNR sequence so they aren’t putting her on a ventilator or feeding tube.”
Jasmine wrote after Tuesday that Nickerson’s condition had worsened and she was incompetent to breathe on her own, observant a former singer was in a “coma-like state.” Jasmine also asked for prayers for her husband, who has “never unequivocally gifted a vital detriment like this.”
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In a 1971 “Willy Wonka” instrumentation starring Gene Wilder, Nickerson played one of a marred children who wins a debate of a chocolate factory. An zealous gum-chewer, she steals an initial square from Wonka’s bureau that leads to her floating adult like a hulk blueberry.
Her career also enclosed roles on “The Brady Bunch,” “Dark Shadows” and “The Electric Company.” She left a attention in 1978 to pursue nursing, according to a Hollywood Reporter.
The family is regulating their Go Fund Me page to perform Nickerson’s final wish to be cremated and have her remains done into a square of potion art.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.