Denise Nickerson, Who Played Violet In ‘Willy Wonka,’ Dead At 62 Following Massive Seizure

Denise Nickerson has died at age 62. The actress, best known for her role as the gum-obsessed Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” passed away on July 10, 2019, following complications from a massive seizure, according to her family. Nickerson’s son, Josh, and his wife, Jasmine, announced the sad news on Facebook, writing, “She’s gone.”