Willy Wonka Star Denise Nickerson Suffers Serious Stroke Leaving Her in the ICU

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory star Denise Nickerson suffered a severe stroke in June that has left her in the ICU.

Her son, Josh Nickerson, and his wife, Jasmine Nickerson, created a Facebook page called “Support for Jasmine and Josh Nickerson” that provides updates on the actress’ health.

Nickerson, 61, is best known for playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde opposite Gene Wilder in the 1971 classic.

Her daughter-in-law, Jasmine, shared a Facebook post in late June describing Nickerson’s condition.

“It’s a waiting game. It’s the worst. She’s breathing on her own but they...

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By: People.com - Wednesday, 11 July

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