Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams in the original
“The Addams Family” sitcom, has died at the age of 64.
Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety
that her mother died Saturday of a stroke.
“She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands,” Foumberg said.
Laurie Jacobson, Loring’s friend, also reported her death on Facebook,
saying she had “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 wrote.
“She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams.”