Lisa Loring, who played the young Wednesday Addams on “The Addams Family” from 1964 to 1966 died Saturday of a stroke, her daughter Vanessa Foumberg confirmed. She was 64.
“She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands,” Foumberg said.
A friend, Laurie Jacobson, reported her death on Facebook, writing that she “was in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams.”
“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,” Jacobson informed on the social media post.
She continued, “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.”
Loring’s work as Wednesday Addams had recently resurged following Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of the iconic character in the Netflix series.
Loring was the original Wednesday in the first live-action adaptation of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The show produced 64 episodes between two seasons from 1964 through 1966.
After The Addams Family, Loring, who was conceived Lisa Ann DeCinces in Kwajelein, Marshall Islands on February 16, 1958, proceeded to show up on numerous shows like The Phyllis Diller Show.
The Young lady from U.N.C.L.E., Dream Island, Barnaby Jones and As the World Turns, where she played a common part as Cricket Montgomery.
Loring went on to reprise her Wednesday role in 1977 in the television movie Halloween with the New Addams Family. Her last acting credit was in 2015 with the film Doctor Spine.