Jenna Ortega Is “Absolutely Devastated” Following the Death of Wednesday Addams Actor Lisa Loring
Jenna Ortega has released her first public statement following the death of Lisa Loring. The veteran actor starred as the first Wednesday Addams in the 1966 sitcom The Addams Family when she was only 6. She passed away on January 28 at age 64.
On Tuesday, January 31, the Netflix star took to her Instagram Story to share two black-and-white photos of Lisa as a child and wrote, “Absolutely devastated. Thank you for everything.”
On Saturday, January 28, Lisa’s daughter Vanessa Foumberg confirmed to Variety that the actor died from complications from a stroke caused by high blood pressure. “She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands,” she said.
Prior to Foumberg’s official statement, Lisa’s friend Laurice Jacobson announced her death and details surrounding her passing in a Facebook post. “It is with great sadness that I report the death of our friend Lisa Loring. Four days ago, she suffered a massive stroke brought on by smoking and high blood pressure. She had been on life support for three 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. Beautiful, kind, a loving mother, Lisa’s legacy in the world of entertainment is huge,” Lisa’s friend continued. “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.”
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