Lisa Loring, the Iconic Wednesday Addams, Passes Away at 64
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The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Lisa Loring, the actress who captured the hearts of audiences as the iconic Wednesday Addams in the first film adaptation of "The Addams Family." Loring passed away at the age of 64, surrounded by her family in the hospital.
Cause of Death
Loring's friend, author Lori Jacobson, confirmed in a Facebook post that the actress suffered a heart attack, which led to a massive stroke caused by smoking and high blood pressure. She was on life support for three days before her family made the difficult decision to remove it.
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Loring's portrayal of Wednesday Addams has left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry and pop culture. In her Facebook post, Jacobson described Loring as "embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams." The influence of Loring's performance could be seen in the recent Netflix comedy horror "Wednesday," where actress Jenna Ortega paid homage to her by incorporating some of her iconic shuffle into her own performance.
“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 3 days. Yesterday, her family made the difficult decision to remove it and she passed last night.
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 humor, affection and love will long play in our memories.
RIP, Lisa. Damn, girl...you were a ton of fun”. wrote Lori Jacobson.
Legacy of Love and Humor
Aside from her impressive legacy in the world of entertainment, Loring was remembered by her friends as a loving mother and a source of humor and affection.
In Jacobson's words, "the legacy for her family and friends -- a wealth of humor, affection, and love will long play in our memories." Loring played Wednesday Addams from 1964 to 1966 and took on the role when she was just five years old. She will always be remembered as a beloved member of the Addams Family and as a pop culture icon.