According to TMZ, actor Leonard Stone, best known for playing Violet Beauregarde's father in the 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' passed away on Wednesday after a bout with cancer. Although he starred in the classic children's movie, the majority of Stone's career took place on TV, with stints on shows such as 'M*A*S*H' and 'L.A. Law.'

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