DEAD: Denise Nickerson (aged 62)
Denise Nickerson (April 1, 1957 – July 10, 2019)was an American child actor who played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Allison on The Electric Company, and Amy Jennings and Nora Collins in the soap operaDark Shadows.
DEATH: In June 2018, Nickerson had a severe stroke and was hospitalized in an intensive care unit. She was discharged to a rehabilitation center in July. In August, she went home to live under her family’s care.
On July 8, 2019, Nickerson accessed and ate various medications while her son and daughter-in-law were out of the house. Her son took her to a hospital in respiratory distress. In the intensive care unit, she developed pneumonia. On July 9, she had a massive seizure and went comatose. On July 10, her family removed her from life support. She died later that day at the age of 62.