Lisa Loring who played original Wednesday Addams dies from ‘stroke’ aged 64

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    Hollywood's Lisa Loring has passed away aged 64.

    The veteran actress, who is best known for starring as Wednesday Addams in the original The Addams Family, died after being taken off life support following a "massive stroke".

    The actress's close friend Laure Jacobson shared the news and said Lisa had been on life support for "three days" before she "passed" on Sunday (January 29).

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    In a heartbreaking social media post, Laure penned: "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 three days. Yesterday, her family made the difficult decision to remove it, and she passed last night."

    She added: "She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams. Beautiful, kind, a loving mother, Lisa's legacy in the world of entertainment is huge.

    "And the legacy for her family and friends — a wealth of humour, affection and love will long play in our memories."

    Lisa's friend wrapped up the sentimental tribute by saying: "RIP, Lisa. Damn, girl…you were a ton of fun."

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    She was the first to play Wednesday in the live-action adaptation of Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons, with the iconic character more recently portrayed by Jenna Ortega for the hit Netflix series Wednesday.

    Lisa's edition of the series ran between 1964 and 1966, and the actress played the role of the sharp-tongued and sarcastic character, Wednesday, for a total of 64 episodes.

    After the end of the sitcom, Lisa went on to play parts in The Pruitts of Southampton, The Girl from UNCLE, Fantasy Island and Barnaby Jones.

    She also landed a recurring role in As The World Turns, playing Cricket Montgomery between the years of 1980 and 1983.

    Tributes have since been shared on Twitter.

    "Rip, dear Lisa Loring. Delightful in the role of the youngest member of The Addams Family, your iconic presence as the original Wednesday will forever be remembered," penned one fan.


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