It is with sadness that we report the passing of Lisa Loring, best known for her iconic role as Wednesday Addams in the ’60s television series The Addams Family. She was 64 at the time of death. This beloved character actor had inspired millions around the world and we take a moment to remember her remarkable career.
Who was Lisa Loring & How did she Die
Lisa Loring was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in the mid-1960s classic television sitcom ‘The Addams Family.’ Tragically, Lisa passed away at the age of 64 following a massive stroke. Vanessa Foumberg, her daughter, confirmed this news with a heartbreaking statement to Variety which read;
“She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands”
A close friend of Lisa’s, Laurie Jacobson, took to Facebook on January 28th to publicly share the bad news. Laurie lamented in her post,
“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 but ultimately couldn’t fight it.”
The world has lost a cherished actress and an amazing human being who will be greatly missed.
About Lisa Loring
The Hollywood icon Lisa Loring is remembered for her career spanning over five decades in television and film. She gained notoriety for her portrayal of the young Wednesday Addams in the popular sitcom The Addams Family, where she remained a cast member for two seasons.
After that, Lisa was featured in other shows such as The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones, and more. Apart from these classic series, she also starred in B-rate slasher films such as Blood Frenzy (1987), Iced (1988), and Savage Harbor (1987). As of 2023, the actress is survived by her two daughters Marianne and Vanessa who both recall their mother’s dedication to her work with fond memories. Lisa Loring’s contribution to the entertainment industry will be remembered forever, leaving behind a legacy of great performances that all fans continue to appreciate, even years after they were first released.