Incredibly sad news to share tonight—actress Elizabeth Peña, known for roles in La Bamba, Rush Hour, Lone Star, The Incredibles and many more, has died at the age of 55. According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo), Peña died of natural causes. Her manager said her death followed a brief illness, but no further information was given. Peña recently starred on Modern Family playing the mother of Sofia Vergara's character Gloria.
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She was also in Jacob's ladder, which is maybe the most mind fuck movie ever! Regardless, RIP, Pena was one of the few Latina actresses of her era who wasn't typecasted as feisty maid or sexpot.