Diana Sowle Dead - 'Willy Wonka' Actress Dies at 88

One of the stars of the beloved 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Diana Sowle, has passed away at the age of 88.

The actress died on Friday (October 19) “with family by her side,” her representative told the BBC.

The statement added, “She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be dearly missed.”

If you don’t know, Diana played the role of Charlie Bucket’s mom Mrs. Bucket in the movie, and sang the memorable song “Cheer Up Charlie.”

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