"You were so much fun."
Lisa Loring in 2019 (Photo: GettyImages, Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
Lisa Loring, who was the first to breathe life into the character of Wednesday Addams, has passed away at the age of 64. Loring starred as a child in the iconic sitcom "The Addams Family" for 64 episodes between 1964 and 1966.
She died of a massive stroke, her close friend Lori Jacobson announced on Facebook on Saturday.
"It is with great sadness that I report the death of our friend, Lisa Loring," she wrote.
"Four days ago she suffered a massive stroke caused by smoking and high blood pressure. She was connected to the ventilator for three days. Yesterday her family made the difficult decision to disconnect her and she passed away last night."
The role of Loring Wednesday Adams was recently revived thanks to the Netflix version of her character, played by Jenna Ortega.
Ortega's viral dance as Wednesday is a tribute to Loring's popular dance from the old series, including a small moment where Ortega uses the exact same move.
Besides "The Addams Family", Loring participated in other series mainly in guest roles, and for three years in the early 1980s she had a regular guest role in the soap opera "As the World Turns", which launched the careers of actresses such as Julianne Moore and Meg Ryan.
"She is embedded in the mosaic of pop culture and in our hearts will always be Vansady Addams," her friend Jacobson wrote in the obituary.
"Beautiful, kind, a loving mother, Lisa's legacy in the world of entertainment is huge. And the legacy of her family and friends - an abundance of humor, affection and love will long live in our memories. Rest in peace, Lisa. Damn, girl... you were so much fun." .
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