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Lisa Loring dies at 64

Actress Lisa Loring, best known for her role as Wednesday Addams in the “The Addams Family,” sitcom, has passed away at the age of 64.

Loring’s family made the announcement on Saturday saying that she died surrounded by family:

“She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands,” Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg said.

According to reports, Loring “suffered a massive stroke brought on by smoking and high blood pressure, ” and had been on life support for three days.  

Of her passing, Loring’s friend Laurie Jacobson wrote that “she is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams.”

At the age of six, Loring was cast as Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family” in 1964.

Loring played the character for two years until the show ended. 

She would then get another chance to play Wednesday in the television film “Halloween with the New Addams Family,” in 1977. 

Loring was considered the Wednesday Addams blueprint and paved the way for other actresses like Christina Ricci and Jenna Ortega to take on the roles. 

In addition to the Addams family, Loring had a reoccurring role on “As the World Turns,” and had roles in “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Fantasy Island” and “Barnaby Jones.”