Jenna Ortega Pays Tribute to Original Wednesday Addams Actress Lisa Loring

Jenna Ortega Pays Tribute to Original Wednesday Addams Actress Lisa Loring

Jenna Ortega is mourning the loss of actress Lisa Loring.

The late actress passed away this past weekend at the age of 64, after being taken off life support following a massive stroke, with her daughter Vanessa Foumberg confirming the sad news.

“She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands,” she shared with Variety.

Lisa was most well-known for portraying Wednesday Addams in the 1960s TV series, The Addams Family, which aired for two seasons.

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“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,” Lisa‘s close friend Laurie Jacobson shared on Facebook.

“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.”

Following the news, Jenna, who currently plays Wednesday Addams on Netflix, took to her Instagram Story to mourn the loss.

“Absolutely devastated. Thank you for everything,” she wrote, while sharing two photos of Lisa in character as Wednesday.

Our thoughts go out to Lisa’s family and friends during this time.

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