Original Wednesday Addams actress Lisa Loring has passed away at the age of 64.


Original Wednesday Addams actress Lisa Loring has passed away at the age of 64. Lisa Loring, best remembered for playing Wednesday Addams in the first television version of “The Addams Family,” passed away at 64.

Longtime agent Chris Carbaugh confirmed on Monday that Loring “died away on Saturday surrounded by her family.”

“She brought to life one of the most legendary figures in Hollywood history, which is still celebrated today,” Carbaugh added. Lisa enjoyed meeting her many fans all over the world and telling them stories from her life.

The agent for the late child star stated, “She will be missed greatly.”

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Loring’s friend Laurie Jacobson confirmed her passing on Facebook, writing that Loring “suffered a huge stroke brought on by smoking and high blood pressure.”

During those three days, she was kept alive by artificial means. Her family made the heartbreaking decision to have it removed yesterday, and she passed away late last night,” Jacobson recalled. “She will forever be Wednesday Addams in the fabric of popular culture and our hearts.”

Fans hurried to social media after hearing of her passing, with one tweeting, “Farewell to Lisa Loring, the person who DEFINED Wednesday Addams at a time when she was simply a frowning newspaper caricature.”

Loring inspired Wednesday Addams’ pale skin and pigtails when she was cast in the 1964 TV comedy “The Addams Family.” She started playing the death-obsessed kid when she was six years old and continued to do so until the show was canceled two years later.

She first played Wednesday Sr. in the 1977 tv movie “Halloween with the New Addams Family.”

Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the 1991 and 1992 blockbuster films “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values,” was inspired by Loring’s deadpan performance of the role, which was based on the New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams.

Since the release of Tim Burton’s comedic horror “Wednesday” on Netflix last year, Jenna Ortega has indicated that Loring influenced her interpretation of the pop culture phenomenon.

I celebrated the life of the original Wednesday Addams, Lisa Loring. During her December visit on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Ortega admitted, “I did a little bit of her shuffle that she does.”

The Hollywood Reporter states that Loring’s real name is Lisa Ann DeCinces, and she began using her stage name when she was three.

Loring went on to star in Phyllis Diller’s sitcom “The Pruitts of Southampton” after her role as Wednesday on “The Addams Family.” After that, she became regularly cast on “As the World Turns” as the recurring character Cricket Montgomery.

She has also been in “Fantasy Island,” “The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.,” and “Barnaby Jones.”