'The Addams Family' child star Ken Weatherwax dies aged 59

' The Addams Family' star, Ken Weatherwax, who played the role of child character Pugsley Addams, has passed away. He was 59.

'The Addams Family' child star Ken Weatherwax dies aged 59
Pic Courtesy: The Addam's Family show still

Washington: ' The Addams Family' star, Ken Weatherwax, who played the role of child character Pugsley Addams, has passed away. He was 59.

According to his half brother Joey D. Vieira, Weatherwax died of a heart attack at his Box Canyon, California, home over the weekend, and his body was found on Sunday, CBS News reported.

Weatherwax, who played Pugsley, the son of Gomez and Morticia Addams, in the family of ghoulish television series, which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1966, had remained in show business as an adult and worked as a grip on the sets of several Hollywood productions.

Vieira, a former actor himself who played the character Porky in the original 'Lassie' series, said that Weatherwax had retired a few years ago due to medical reasons.