Sad news: the star of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Diana Sowle, died at age 88 with the family at her side.

The actress Diana Sowle died sadly in the early hours of Friday morning, at the age of 88 years.

The star was best known for playing Mrs. Helen Bucket, Charlie's mother in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

In a statement, his agent told several publications: & # 39; With deep sadness, we announce the loss of dear friend, family member and actress Diana Sowle at the age of 88 years.

Sad news: the star of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Diana Sowle, died at age 88 with the family at her side.

Sad news: the star of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Diana Sowle, died at age 88 with the family at her side.

Diana passed away at dawn on Friday, October 19, with the family at her side.

"She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and we will miss her a lot."

Willy Wonka's film is an adaptation of the novel Charlie and the 1964 chocolate factory by Roald Dahl.

In a statement, his agent said: It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of dear friend, family member and actress Diana Sowle at the age of 88 years (pictured in 2013)

In a statement, his agent said: It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of dear friend, family member and actress Diana Sowle at the age of 88 years (pictured in 2013)

In a statement, his agent said: It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of dear friend, family member and actress Diana Sowle at the age of 88 years (pictured in 2013)

After Gene Wilder died two years ago, at 83 years of age, after a secret battle with Alzheimer's disease, the cabbage-loving matriarch became the last adult member of the cast of the film.

Speaking on the role for Media Mikes, Diana talked about how she got her coveted role:

She said: Well, basically I auditioned for that. My husband and I lived in Germany at that time. My husband worked for the government.

"I've been producing plays and we toured what was known as the houses of the United States." They are like cultural centers.

"They just discovered who was in Germany." One day, I received a call for an audition and that was it.

He also talked about working with Gene Wilder in an interview with CTV News.

"We would be working on a scene and having a break for lunch and he would come to shoot another scene, he would join us in a break for lunch and we would have lunch.

& # 39; He was so kind, he never acted like, "Oh, I'm a bigger star than the rest of you", he was always kind, polite, and funny and told good stories.

"He never boasted of himself and I'm very sorry to have died because I think he was a great talent and that many people loved him."

Diana's only other roles were in 1994, when she appeared in Clear and Present Danger and Guarding Tess.

He also gave his voice to the character Agatha in the video game Fallout 3 of 2008.

Diana lived in Washington DC with her husband until she died sadly in 2013.

Cast of Willy Wonka: (L-R) Michael Bollner, Julie Dawn Cole, Peter Ostrum, Diana, Paris Themmen and Denise Nickerson at The Hollywood Show - Day 2 at Westin in Los Angeles on July 20, 2014

Cast of Willy Wonka: (L-R) Michael Bollner, Julie Dawn Cole, Peter Ostrum, Diana, Paris Themmen and Denise Nickerson at The Hollywood Show - Day 2 at Westin in Los Angeles on July 20, 2014

Cast of Willy Wonka: (L-R) Michael Bollner, Julie Dawn Cole, Peter Ostrum, Diana, Paris Themmen and Denise Nickerson at The Hollywood Show – Day 2 at Westin in Los Angeles on July 20, 2014

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