Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Willy Wonka actress Denise Nickerson taken off life support

Willy Wonka actress Denise Nickerson taken off life support

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory star Denise Nickerson has been taken off life support one year after suffering a severe stroke.

Doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia, but on Tuesday, she had a massive seizure and was placed on life support.

"She's had seizures this morning and is in pulmonary and respiratory distress".

Jasmine spoke about her health situation via Facebook last June. Furthermore, they stated that her lungs and brain activity are too weak. "We're telling her it's okay to let go". As it stood earlier today, she had too much Carbon dioxide in her blood and she's in nearly a coma-like state.

The US actress, who suffered a severe stroke a year ago, died after having multiple seizures and being taken off life support. Her family is begging her fans for help in funding her funeral.

But her condition continued to get worse and her family took her off the breathing equipment and removed her IVs which were giving her medication.

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Denise Nickerson as the competitive gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder.

"He's never really experienced a major loss like this", she wrote.

'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. "Even if you can't donate simply sharing the link, and sharing our story so we can send Denise off and get some help and peace over the next few months would be so wonderful".

She played the recurring roles of Amy Jennings and Nicole Collins in ABC-TV's Dark Shadows and appeared as Paula Miller in the 1971 TV movie Neon Ceiling.

But when her character ignores factory owner Wonka's warnings and chews an experimental three-course meal gum, Violet morphs into a large blueberry.

In 2018 the Denver, Colorado resident had a pacemaker put in, but she had a hard reaction to it and became 'agitated'.

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