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  • Willy Wonka Star Denise Nickerson, 62, Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

    Actress Denise Nickerson, best known for playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died. She was 62. Nickerson’s family announced her death in a Facebook post late Wednesday night. “She’s gone,” Nickerson’s son Josh and his wife Jasmine said. On Wednesday morning, Nickerson’s family shared that...