The original Wednesday Addams, a former child star named Lisa Loring, has passed away. Her passing on Saturday at 64 occurs just as Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of the 1960s television character she played in the popular series “Wednesday” has experienced a fantastic comeback.
On Sunday, Loring’s close friend Laurie Jacobson posted on Facebook that she had passed away. According to Jacobson,
“I must inform you with deep sorrow of our friend Lisa Loring’s passing. She had a severe stroke 4 days ago as a result of smoking and high blood pressure. For three days, she had been on life support. She went away tonight after her family took the tough decision to remove it yesterday. She is permanently ingrained as Wednesday Addams in our hearts and the tapestry of popular culture.”
Although the cause of her death is not disclosed, the family may later make funeral arrangements public. Everyone is mourning Lisa Loring, remembering her, and expressing sympathy and memories of her on social media:
“Beautiful, caring, a loving mother.” “The impact of Lisa in the entertainment industry is enormous. A richness of humor, love, and affection will live on in our memories as her legacy to her family and friends. Adieu, Lisa. Oh, girl, you were so much fun.”
“I’m very sorry to learn about the demise of my close friend Lisa Loring. We frequently collaborated at work and were quite close. She was weak, as I am aware. Just a few weeks ago, I was with her.
Best wishes, my friend.”
Following Jenna Ortega’s representation of the enduring character in the Netflix series, interest in Loring’s version of Wednesday Addams has recently increased. In the first live-action version of Charles Addams’ New Yorker drawings, Loring played the original Wednesday. Sixty-four episodes were casted during the show’s two seasons from 1964 to 1966.