Stars Mourn Elizabeth Pena on Twitter
Stars are taking to Twitter to mourn Elizabeth Pena, who died on Tuesday. The actress, 55, passed away from natural causes, following a brief illness, said her manager. Pena’s death was first reported by her nephew on Wednesday evening.
Pena had a wide-ranging career over several decades in Hollywood. Her many notable credits include La Bamba, Jacob’s Ladder, The Incredibles, “American Dad,” and Lone Star. The star appeared on “Modern Family” twice last year.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted after hearing of Pena’s death, “The entire cast and crew are very sad to say goodbye to one of our Modern Family members. RIP to the beautiful & talented #ElizabethPena.” Other tributes are pouring in from the likes of Eva Longoria and more stars.
See some of the celebrity tweets below.
The entire cast and crew are very sad to say goodbye to one of our Modern Family members. RIP to the beautiful & talented #ElizabethPena.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) October 16, 2014
Elizabeth Pena , May your beautiful soul ” Rest in Peace ” with love and respect
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) October 16, 2014
Elizabeth Pena…a ferociously funny, fierce and singular actress. A beautiful woman who has gone way too soon… I miss you already – RIP
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 16, 2014
I am stunned and heartbroken, just found out about the passing of my friend Elizabeth Pena. She was such a Life Force it’s hard to believe.
— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) October 16, 2014
Aw…damn. Elizabeth Pena was a wonderful actress and even lovelier person. My thoughts are with her family.
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) October 16, 2014
Elizabeth Pena…So kind, talented and beautiful… U will stay strong in the hearts of your @MatadorElRey family pic.twitter.com/F5qZtMwzkD
— Nicky Whelan (@NickyWhelan) October 16, 2014
RIP Elizabeth Pena….a local Jersey gal who was terrific and great and gone too soon……
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) October 16, 2014
So devastated to hear about the passing of Elizabeth Pena. A lovely friend and wonderful actress. She will be truly missed.
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) October 16, 2014
Actress Elizabeth Pena Dies at 55 http://t.co/6WzGVPxSXV via @THR A fighter, and a great woman. RIP Elizabeth
— Frances Fisher (@Frances_Fisher) October 16, 2014
Rest in Peace Elizabeth Pena…you paved the way for so many of us!! http://t.co/IiGf6JuxGf
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) October 16, 2014
RIP Elizabeth Peña. I was a fan since the days of I Married Dora & loved her in Jacob’s Ladder & more recently Matador/Modern Family.
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) October 16, 2014
Elizabeth Peña was wonderful in everything she did. She shone so bright. An incredibly gifted actress. I loved her. Rest in Peace.
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) October 16, 2014
So sorry to hear about Elizabeth Pena, a fine actress and a terrific person. RIP.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 15, 2014
My heart is broken!!! My prayers are with you and your family. We will miss you #ElizabethPena –ZS
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) October 16, 2014
I remember well #ElizabethPena fr the movie Down & out in Beverly Hills. I was so in love ;) RIP beautiful soul ;( pic.twitter.com/1ZuSBFNq0K
— Gilles Marini (@GillesMarini) October 16, 2014
RIP #ElizabethPeña. An actress I grew up admiring & had the pleasure of working with & hiring on… http://t.co/9zs6CxgIuk
— Freddy Rodriguez (@FreddyRdriguez) October 16, 2014
#ElizabethPena R.I.P one those super rare talents and great human being! She will be immortalized in #sueno and #nothingLIKEtheHolidays!
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) October 16, 2014