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Ken Weatherwax Dead: ‘The Addams Family' Star Dies, Aged 59

09/12/2014 10:15 GMT | Updated 09/12/2014 13:59 GMT

Ken Weatherwax, who starred as Pugsley in ‘The Addams Family’ has died at the age of 59.

The actor died following a suspected heart attack on Sunday, his nephew, Beau Vieira, tells The Los Angeles Times.

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Ken as Pugsley

Ken starred in the popular TV series for two years in the 1960s and stayed in showbiz when the show ended.

Following his stint on ‘The Addams Family’, Ken starred in a number of commercials however he later decided to step behind the camera, working as a grip on the set of a number of Hollywood productions.

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Ken Weatherwax

In a 2007 interview, he admitted that while he enjoyed his time on the show, his character’s name and demeanour meant he was bullied at school.

Ken is survived by his brother Joseph D. Vieira, and a niece and nephew.

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