Following her stroke in 2018, Nickerson entered a rehab facility but was able to return home later that year.
The actress who played Violet in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" has been taken off life support after a suffering a major medical emergency this week. "She's under a DNR order so they aren't putting her on a ventilator or feeding tube and right now we just have to wait for updates". Her family is begging her fans for help in funding her funeral.
In earlier posts, Nickerson's family revealed that the massive seizure that she suffered was caused by pneumonia and that it had caused her to stop exhaling carbon dioxide from her body. She soon went into a "coma-like" state, forcing doctors to place her on life support.
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.More news: Fortbyte 5 Location: Laid Back Shuffle Inside a Dance Club in Fortnite
"They just took off all the equipment", the post states. Although she had the fame and notoriety, there is no inheritance. "No life insurance. No end of life nest egg", the family writes. They have upped her oxygen.
The mum-of-one's last wish was to be cremated and for her ashes to be turned into glass artwork. We don't need flowers and or cards. "We got to know him a little more when we went in the room that got smaller and smaller [in the film], and when we sign the contract, but when we filmed in the chocolate room and he sang "Pure Imagination" that just, he stole my heart".
You can see a clip of Denise playing the character of Violet in Willy Wonka when she expands into a blueberry.
Before that, she appeared on "Sesame Street" companion series "The Electric Company" as Alison.More news: Tesla set to ramp up production at Fremont plant
She suffered an injury that required a full leg cast for seven months after she was hit by a auto in November 1976.
However, she chose to leave the acting scene in 1978 to become a nurse. She was previously married to Richard Keller.
Nickerson is survived by her son Josh, whom she had with ex-husband, Mark Willard. Josh was their son.More news: Delta flight forced to make emergency landing after engine failure