The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Actress Elizabeth Peña Has Died



Elizabeth Peña has passed away. The actress, with a professional career spanning nearly 40 years, left us on the night of October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She had recently wrapped work on the first season of the El Rey Network's action series, Matador, where she played the title character's mother Maritza.

[...] Aside from her current work as a series regular on Matador, Peña also had a recurring guest star spot as Pilar, the mother of Sofia Vergara's Gloria on the hit ABC comedy Modern Family.

At the time of her death, Peña had just turned 55.

She is survived by her husband Hans, her two teenage children Fiona and Kaelan, her mother Estela, and her sister, Tania.

Read more, including an obituary from her nephew, at THE SOURCE. Please go to the link, his words are lovely.

No cause of death has been given. Her manager told AP she died of natural causes after a brief illness.
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