Ken Weatherwax, an actor best known for playing a member of The Addams Family on the 1960s sitcom, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack.
He was 59 years old.
Beau Vieira, Weatherwax’s nephew, confirmed the sad news to The Los Angeles Times and said his uncle’s body was found in his Southern California home.
“The family is devastated,” Vieira said.
Weatherwax got his acting start on toothpaste commercials. He also served in the army and worked for Universal Studios as a grip.
But fans will always remember Weatherwax for playing Pugsley Addams, despite The Addams Family only running for two seasons on ABC.
The program took on a cult following and was later turned into a movie franchise.In addition to his niece and nephew, Weatherwax is survived by a brother, character actor Joseph D. Vieira.
We send them our condolences.