Lisa Loring, TV’s Original Wednesday Addams, Dead at 64
Lisa Loring, the actress who played Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family died on Saturday after suffering a stroke, her daughter confirmed. She was 64.
A representative confirmed the death to ABC, saying:
“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,” the representative said in a statement. “Lisa loved sharing her memories and meeting all her fans across the world. She will be missed dearly.”
Of course, Loring’s legacy as Wednesday Addams lives on in the series’ new adaptation on Netflix, which came out earlier this year to huge success. Loring did the original version of the “The Drew” frug dance, which went viral after Wednesday aired this year.
The Addams Family had a two-season run, after which Loring was on sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton. She appeared in a few series following that in the early 1980s and worked as an actress in genre movies in the later part of the decade.
Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on The Munsters, also wrote a memorial post for Loring:
“Very sorry to hear of my dear friend Lisa Loring’s passing. We were very close and worked together often. I know she was very weak. I was in her company just a few weeks ago. Godspeed my friend.”
MetalSucks sends our condolences to Loring’s friends and family at this time.