Lisa Loring, who died at the age of 64, was the actress who played Wednesday Addams in the first installment of The Addams Family.
Lisa died on Saturday after reportedly suffering “a massive stroke” in the days preceding her death.
Lisa’s close friend Laure Jacobson broke the heartbreaking news of her death on Facebook on Sunday.
“I write this with a heavy heart to inform you that our dear friend Lisa Loring passed away recently,” Laure said in her post. She had a massive stroke only four days before, caused by her smoking and high blood pressure.
“She had been on life support for three days,” she explained later. “Her family made the heartbreaking decision to remove it yesterday, and she died last night after a brief illness battle.”
Tributes have poured in for the actress who played Wednesday Addams in the first film adaptation of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoon character Wednesday Addams between 1964 and 1966. Her passing was announced on Sunday.
She was only six years old when she played the well-known role for the first time. Since then, the character has become the most recognizable aspect of the hugely successful show. Wednesday last appeared on our screens in 2022 when she was portrayed by Jenna Ortega in the Netflix series Wednesday.
“So shocked and upset to see the news of #LisaLoring this morning; she lived such an incredible life…,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the news of her death. Another beloved figure from my childhood has vanished. “#RipLegend,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“Rip beautiful Lisa Loring. Your unforgettable performance as the original Wednesday in The Addams Family, in which you played the show’s youngest cast member, will be remembered for the rest of your life… “I hope you knew how much we loved you,” another piece of writing says.
Lisa’s friend Laure wrote about her legacy: “She is ingrained in the fabric that is pop culture and will live on in our hearts forever as Wednesday Addams.”
“Lisa’s legacy in the world of entertainment is enormous, and she is known for being both lovely and a devoted mother,” she continued. And the legacy she leaves for her family and friends is a treasure trove of affection, laughter, and love that will live on in our hearts for a very long time.
“Rest in peace, Lisa. Damn, girl… You made everything hilarious.”