Actress Best Known For Her Role As Wednesday Addams In The Original ‘The Addams Family’ Sitcom Dies At 64
When actress Lisa Loring was just six years old, she was cast on a sitcom that would make her a star. You probably know her best as Wednesday Addams from the 1960s sitcom “The Addams Family.” Throughout her life, she acted in multiple other movies, her last credit in 2015.
Unfortunately, Loring’s life has been cut short. Her friend, Laurie Jacobson, broke the news on Facebook that Loring has died after suffering from a stroke. Loring was 64 years old.
Jacobson wrote, “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 shared that she remembers Loring as “beautiful, kind, a loving mother” and she had “a wealth of humor, affection and love.”
Chris Carbaugh, Loring’s agent, confirmed her death. In a statement to CBS, he explained that Loring was “surrounded by her family” when she passed away. He added, “Lisa was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend with a lifetime of amazing stories and experiences. She brought to life one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history that is still celebrated today. Lisa loved sharing her memories and meeting all her fans across the world. She will be missed dearly.”
Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, told The Hollywood Reporter that Loring died at a hospital in Burbank, California. She explained that the cause of death was “complications from a stroke caused by high blood pressure.” Foumberg told Variety, “She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands.”
Rest in Peace Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams.
The original Wednesday dance with Ted Cassidy from the 1964 episode, Lurch Learns to Dance. pic.twitter.com/ri3wTorYUo
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) January 30, 2023
Relive Loring’s most famous role as Wednesday Addams in the highlight reel below.
Loring is survived by her daughters Vanessa and Marianne.