Iconic "Addams Family" Actress Dies

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The entertainment world is mourning the loss of one of their own this week after the death of one of the original cast members from the iconic 60's television show, "The Addams Family."

Lisa Loring, 64, passed away over the weekend, according to a statement released by her representative, Chris Carbaugh. She was reportedly surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

“She brought to life one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history that is still celebrated today,” Carbaugh said. “Lisa loved sharing her memories and meeting all her fans across the world.”

“She will be missed dearly," he added.

Loring, who is best known for being the original Wednesday Addams in the popular family show, suffered a stroke, according to a Facebook post from her friend, Laurie Jacobson,

“She had been on life support for 3 days. Yesterday, her family made the difficult decision to remove it and she passed last night,” Jacobson wrote. “She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams.”

Loring made her appearance as Wednesday when she was only six years old, delivering a defining performance of the character, one that others who have taken on the role since the original show have cited as their key inspiration, including Jenna Ortega, star of the Netflix comedy "Wednesday," who cites Loring's character as a key reference for her performance.

In addition to "The Addams Family," Loring is also credited with appearances in "The Pruitts of Southampton," "As The World Turns," "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.," and "Barnaby Jones."

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