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‘She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture’: Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams, dies at 64 following ‘a massive stroke’

  • Loring passed away on Saturday after family removed her from life support
  • A friend said on Facebook the actress ‘suffered a massive stroke brought on by smoking and high blood pressure’
  • She played Wednesday on The Addams Family for 64 episodes from 1964 to 1966 
  • Loring was married four times and is survived by her two daughters who were at her side when she died 

Lisa Loring who originated the role of Wednesday in the iconic TV show The Addams Family has died.

The actress passed away following ‘a massive stroke,’ according to Deadline.com on Sunday. She was 64.

Her good friend Laure Jacobson shared the news of her death in a Facebook post, saying Loring died on Saturday after being taken off life support.

Jacobson wrote: ‘It is with great sadness that I report the death of our friend, Lisa Loring. 4 Days ago she suffered a massive stroke brought on by smoking and high blood pressure. 

‘She had been on life support for 3 days. Yesterday, her family made the difficult decision to remove it and she passed last night.’

Loring’s iconic character Wednesday Addams had been back in the spotlight recently thanks to the hit Netflix show Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega as the daughter of the fictional Morticia and Gomez Addams.

Loring played Wednesday in the first live-action adaptation of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The show ran for two season from 1964 to 1966 with a total of 64 episodes

Loring played Wednesday in the first live-action adaptation of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The show ran for two season from 1964 to 1966 with a total of 64 episodes

Loring played Wednesday in the first live-action adaptation of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons, as Deadline reported.

The show ran for two season from 1964 to 1966 with a total of 64 episodes.

Her friend Jacobson shared: ‘She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams. Beautiful, kind, a loving mother, Lisa’s legacy in the world of entertainment is huge. And the legacy for her family and friends — a wealth of humor, affection and love will long play in our memories. RIP, Lisa. Damn, girl…you were a ton of fun.’

Her good friend Laure Jacobson shared the new of her death in a Facebook post, saying Loring died on Saturday after being taken off life support; Pictured 2016

Her good friend Laure Jacobson shared the new of her death in a Facebook post, saying Loring died on Saturday after being taken off life support; Pictured 2016

Her character was sweet but gloomy, and loved collecting creepy pets including a lizard named Lucifer, a black widow spider named Homer as well as a headless doll. 

Loring went on to reprise her role as Wednesday in the 1977 television movie Halloween, with the New Addams Family. 

The role was also later portrayed by Christina Ricci, 42, who starred as Wednesday in the 1991 hit movie The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values 

Loring was married four times and is survived by her two daughters.

Taking on the iconic role: Loring's iconic character Wednesday Addams had been back in the spotlight recently thanks to the hit Netflix show Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega (pictured in a still from Wednesday)

Taking on the iconic role: Loring’s iconic character Wednesday Addams had been back in the spotlight recently thanks to the hit Netflix show Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega (pictured in a still from Wednesday)

The role was also portrayed by Christina Ricci, 42, who starred as Wednesday in the 1991 hit movie The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values; Pictured in a still from The Addams Family

The role was also portrayed by Christina Ricci, 42, who starred as Wednesday in the 1991 hit movie The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values; Pictured in a still from The Addams Family

Her daughter Vanessa Foumberg confirmed her mother’s death to Variety, saying:  ‘She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands.’ 

After The Addams Family ended, Loring went on to appear in Phyllis Diller’s sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton.

She also had roles in The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island and Barnaby Jones, before earning a recurring role as Cricket Montgomery on daytime soap As the World Turns from 1980 to 1983.

Her final acting credit was in 2015 with the film Doctor Spine. 

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