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Actor Ken Weatherwax, best known for playing Pugsley in the original Addams Family, has died at the age of 59.

Ken Weatherwax suffered a heart attack and was found at his home in California on December 7.

Pugsley was the oldest child of Gomez and Morticia Addams in the 1960s TV series.

The show featured a family of macabre oddballs who believed they were normal, and was famed for its catchy finger-snapping theme song.

The dysfunctional family was first created by cartoonist Charles Addams in the New Yorker magazine.

The characters were made into a TV show, which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1966, had a total of 64 episodes.Ken Weatherwax Addams Family

Ken Weathermax, who also voiced the role of Pugsley in an animated version of the series in the 1970s, played Pugsley senior in a TV special Halloween With the New Addams Family in 1977.

Two films based on the show were made, one in 1991 and a sequel in 1993, starring Anjelica Huston, the late Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd.

Following his role in The Addams Family, Ken Weatherwax featured in several TV commercials and served in the army.

He also worked for Universal Studios as a grip – providing support to camera operatives – according to his niece Shanyn Viera.

In a 2007 interview on Fox News, Ken Weatherwax said he enjoyed taking on the role of Pugsley but found it hard to find work because of typecasting.

Ken Weathermax also said he had been teased at school about his character’s name.

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Lady Gaga strutted out of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday looking like Morticia from the Addams Family before promptly served her fans some cool drinks.

Lady Gaga, 27, seems determined to boost the sales of her new single Applause after Katy Perry’s single Roar outsold it by nearly double this week and what better way than to call an impromptu photo call for some extra publicity.

The singer strutted out of her hotel wearing a grey and white top that sported a crackle effect, which she paired with black trousers.

In an unsurprising move for the bold singer, Lady Gaga donned a pair of mismatched heels for the appearance.

With her hair dyed black and straight and wearing pale make-up with rouge lipstick Lady Gaga made a bee-line to her army of fans waiting outside the hotel to catch a glimpse of their idol.

Lady Gaga strutted out of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles to meet her funs

Lady Gaga strutted out of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles to meet her funs

And she did not disappoint them, posing for photographs and signing autographs before hotel staff came out and served up her own brand of “Pop Water” soft drinks in the sweltering heat.

Lady Gaga also accepted some red roses from her fans and chatted patiently with them as the assembled photographers took some fun shots of the superstar alongside her Little Monsters.

Ironically, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were not planning to release their new singles in the same week but Gaga’s single was leaked online last Saturday before its official August 19 release date.

Lady Gaga then officially released that Monday.

Roar also leaked on Saturday, though that didn’t shift Katy Perry’s August 12 release.

“Due to hackers an abundance of low/high quality leaks… We issue this pop music emergency… Monsters spread the word,” Lady Gaga tweeted on Monday.

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