Jenna Ortega, who stars as the title character on Netflix Wednesdaytook to Instagram to pay tribute to original Wednesday Addams actress Lisa Loring.
Loring died on January 28 at the age of 64 due to complications from a stroke. The actor starred as Wednesday in the 1966 sitcom The Addams Family. Almost a decade later, she reprized her role in the TV movie Halloween with the new Addams Family.
According to Yahoo!, Ortega shared a tribute to the late actor on her Instagram story yesterday (January 31).
The Netflix star posted two black and white photos of Loring with the caption, “Absolutely devastated. Thank you for everything.”
Ortega has received award recognition for her portrayal of the goth teenager, earning both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
Butch Patrick, known for playing Eddie Munster The Munsters, also paid tribute to Loring. He told Fox News Digital, “My initial reaction was one of sadness,” adding that the actress had been in “poor health” before her death. He said, “I’m so glad it doesn’t hurt. I’m a big believer in spirituality and the afterlife, so I’m glad he’s in a better place. But I miss her.”
Patrick went on to reflect on her interactions with Loring, saying they did “a few shows together” because their characters were seemingly cut from the same cloth. “…any promoter in their right mind would love to have Wednesday Addams and Eddie Munster in the same room to promote a show,” he explained.
“The more we worked together, the closer we got and the deeper the bond of friendship became,” Patrick said before recounting a story where he met with Loring for a club promotion event involving their respective characters’ wedding. “It was such a good time,” he added.
Loring is survived by her two daughters, Marian and Vanessa; After her death, Marianne told Variety: “She went peacefully with her two daughters holding her hands.”