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Elizabeth Pena Dead - 'Modern Family' Guest Star Dies at 55

Elizabeth Pena Dead - 'Modern Family' Guest Star Dies at 55

Elizabeth Pena has sadly passed away at the age of 55.

The actress is well known for her guest star role on Modern Family as the mother of Sofia Vergara‘s character Gloria and most recently wrapped up work on the El Rey Network series Matador.

Elizabeth died on Tuesday (October 14) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, though no cause of death has been revealed yet, according to Latino Review.

Some of Elizabeth‘s memorable film roles include the 1990 horror film Jacob’s Ladder and the 1996 film Lone Star.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Elizabeth‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • Blaine

    Unlike those reality star twits, this was sweet, modest woman and an accomplished actress who starred in many films over a 40-year period after she got her start in NY theater.

  • Susan

    Such a nice lady! Very sad news. My condolences to her family. RIP

  • JM

    She had many more prominent roles than just a guest star stint on Modern Family. Your headline makes it seem like that was her biggest claim to fame. She was fairly big in the 80s and early 90s. La Bamba?! She was a great actress, may she rest in peace.

  • Lola

    She was a very good actress. Liked her roles a lot. May she rest in peace.