The gum-chewing, BLUE-tiful character that we all loved as “Violet Beauregarde” in the 1971 “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” has sadly passed away. In a Facebook post, Nickerson’s family posted “She’s gone”.
The family has previously mentioned publicly that she had pneumonia and had experienced several seizures.
On Tuesday, her family made a GoFundMe page to help cover her medical costs. Prior to her death, they said she had been given morphine “to keep her pain free and slow her breathing”.
They wrote: “She has random and semi-frequent seizures, but their intensity has grown far less severe as the day has progressed. Things have been relatively quiet and peaceful all day.
“We’ve had visitors to share fond memories, say their goodbyes, lift our spirits, and support us. We’ve taken turns resting, and crying, and coping, and back again.”
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