Lisa Loring, the actress who gave life to Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family sitcom during the mid-1960s, passed away recently at age 64.
Her friend Laure Jacobson took to Facebook to announce her death after she was taken off life support due to a massive stroke. She will be remembered fondly for her iconic portrayal of the character in an era that captivated a generation.
Jacobson sadly informed on Facebook that their friend, Lisa Loring, had passed away after suffering a massive stroke related to smoking and high blood pressure. Her family had to make the difficult decision to take her off life support, and she passed away the same night. She will be remembered for her iconic portrayal of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family sitcom during the mid-1960s.
Jacobson continued to express how Lisa Loring will remain in pop culture and in the hearts of her family and friends. She was a beautiful and kind mother, and her legacy for those close to her was an abundance of humor, affection and love that would always linger in their memories. Finally, she concluded with a heartfelt goodbye: “RIP, Lisa. Damn, girl…you were a ton of fun.”
Lisa Loring had recently experienced a resurgence in fame due to Jenna Ortega’s role as Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series. She was the original Wednesday, having starred in the 1964-1966 live-action adaptation of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The show produced an impressive 64 episodes over two seasons.
Following The Addams Family, Lisa Ann DeCinces, who was born in Kwajelein, Marshall Islands on February 16th, 1958, guest-starred in various shows such as The Phyllis Diller Show, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones and had a recurring role on As the World Turns as Cricket Montgomery. She also reprised her Wednesday character in 1977’s Halloween with the New Addams Family, before her last acting credit in 2015’s Doctor Spine.