Denise Nickerson, who played Violet in ‘Willy Wonka,’ taken off life support

Denise Nickerson played Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Denise Nickerson played Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Nickerson, who suffered a stroke a year ago, was at home Monday and, according to her family, she got into her meds at home and took as many as she could.

On Tuesday, she suffered a massive seizure and doctors put Denise on life support.

Jasmine wrote her mother-in-law was in a "coma-like state", and that husband Josh was "not okay at all".

Her condition continued to worsen and her family tells TMZ they have now taken her off the respirator, which facilitates breathing and removed her IVs and stopped giving her medicine. "They just took off all the equipment".

TMZ reports Nickerson suffered a stroke previous year and that her son and daughter-in-law have been taking care of her since.

Nickerson was best known for planing Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 movie, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory".

"None of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable".

"We are sitting here with her just trying to keep her comfortable and let her know it's okay". "The doctors have found that she aspirated and has developed pneumonia", Jasmine shared on Facebook. "They have upped her oxygen".

"He's never really experienced a major loss like this", she wrote.

Nickerson was previously admitted to the hospital in June 2018 after having a stroke.

A huge fan of chewing gum, Violet steals a piece that Wonka - played by Gene Wilder - is developing. Her career also saw her appear in roles on "The Brady Bunch", "Dark Shadows" and "The Electric Company".

Denise left acting behind in 1978 and became a nurse.