Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

The Addams Family’s Ken Weatherwax Dies at 59

Ken Weatherwax, best known for playing Pugsley on the 1964 series The Addams Family, has died, TMZ reports. He was 59.

kaitlin-photo1.jpg
Kaitlin Thomas

Ken Weatherwax, best known for playing Pugsley on the 1964 series The Addams Family, has died, TMZ reports. He was 59.

According to his family, he suffered a heart attack at his home in California. There will be a private funeral for family only and then another public funeral for his fans.

See other celebrities we've lost this year

After the beloved series was canceled in 1966, Weatherwax went on to voice the same Pugsley character in the 1970s series and and even played Pugsley Sr. in a TV movie.

Although he eventually transitioned to work behind the camera as a grip and set builder, he still made appearances at fan conventions.