AURORA, Colorado (CBSLA) — Denise Nickerson, best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” has died.

Nickerson was 62.

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Denise Nickerson, who played Violet Beauregarde in the original film, attends the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Her son and daughter-in-law — who had been her caretakers — made the announcement on Facebook with a post that read, “She’s gone.”

Nickerson suffered a severe stroke in June 2018.

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Violet will always be remembered in the classic film for being spoiled and obsessed with chewing gum.

In addition to being remembered for “Wonka,” Nickerson was also known for being a member of the Short Circus on the kids show “The Electric Company.”

The New York-born Nickerson left acting in 1978 to become a nurse and that’s how she’s made a living the past 40 years.

Her other credits include “Search for Tomorrow,” “Dark Shadows,” “The Brady Bunch,” and the TV movie “The Dark Side of Innocence.”

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Her son and daughter-in-law set up a GoFundMe to help cover end-of-life expenses. The fundraiser has garnered more than $10,000.