Elizabeth Pena Dead At 55

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Elizabeth Pena Dead

By Shari Weiss

Elizabeth Pena Dead

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Elizabeth Pena is dead. She was 55.

The actress died on Tuesday, her family confirmed on Wednesday. Pena’s manager says she passed from natural causes, following a brief illness.

Pena was perhaps best known for her roles in Jacob’s Ladder and La Bamba. Last year, the star appeared in two episodes of “Modern Family,” as the mother of Sofia Vergara’s character.

She also had her own short-lived ABC comedy series, “I Married Dora.” Among her laundry list of other credits are Lone Star, The Incredibles, Rush Hour, and, recently, “Matador.”

Pena’s Hollywood fans, such as Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria, took to Twitter after the news broke to pay tribute.

Pena leaves behind a husband and two kids. Gossip Cop’s thoughts are with her family at this time.

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