A black Monday for the acting world. This morning the death of actress Lisa Loring was announced at the age of 64. The actress who gave life to the character of Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family series of the 60s was connected to life support for several days after suffering a stroke.
Her friend Laure Jacobson communicated the news in a Facebook post: “It is with great sadness that I report the death of our friend Lisa Loring. 4 days ago she suffered a massive stroke caused by smoking and hypertension. She had been on life support for 3 days. Yesterday, her family made the difficult decision to remove her and she passed away last night.”
With a long acting career, Loring’s work became known recently after the great success of Wednesday, the Netflix series where Jenna Ortega plays the character for which she would be recognized in later years. The Addams Family series, broadcast between 1964 and 1966, was the first live-action adaptation to be made of this peculiar family created by American cartoonist Charles Addams.
After the end of the series, which only ran for two seasons, the actress appeared in several TV shows and series, such as The Pruitts of Southampton, The Phyllis Diller Show, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones and As the World Turns. She returned once again in the role of Wednesday for the film Halloween with the Addams Family in 1977, and her last role was in 2015, in the film Doctor Spine.
A death that joins that of Annie Wersching, who gave life to the character of Tess in the video game The Last of Us, at the age of 45. The actress left us last night after failing to overcome a cancer she was diagnosed with in 2020, and her family has enabled a GoFoundMe to cover the medical costs she will have to bear.