Hollywood is mourning the loss of a beloved star as Lisa Loring, best remembered for bringing Wednesday Addams to life on the iconic “Addams Family” series, has died at the age of 64.
Her daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed the sad news in a statement to Variety, revealing that Loring tragically succumbed to a stroke on Saturday.
Fans and colleagues alike are grieving the loss of this talented actress who brought joy and laughter to the small screen with her timeless portrayal of Wednesday.
Lisa Loring will forever be remembered as a beloved member of the Addams Family and a beloved member of the entertainment industry.
“She walked peacefully with both daughters holding hands,” Foumberg said.
Laurie Jacobson, Loring’s friend, too reported her death on Facebooksaying he “suffered a massive stroke from smoking and high blood pressure.”
“She was on life support for 3 days. Yesterday, her family made the difficult decision to remove him and he passed away last night,” Jacobson wrote. “She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts forever as Wednesday Addams.”
Loring made her mark in Hollywood history as the model for the iconic, pale, tailed Wednesday, a character based on Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons, which she brought to life at the age of six. Her thorough portrayal of the death-obsessed character captivated audiences for two years until the show ended its run.
In 1977, Loring reprized his role as Wednesday Sr. in the television movie Halloween with the New Addams Family.
Her portrayal of Wednesday paved the way for other actresses, including Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the 1991 hit film “The Addams Family” and its sequel “Addams Family Values.”
Lisa Loring’s legacy will live on as the actress who made Wednesday Addams a cultural icon and a beloved member of the Addams Family. Rest in peace dear Lisa. you will be missed.