Actress Elizabeth Peña has passed away at the age of 55. The star's death was confirmed by her manager, Gina Rugolo, who said that she had passed away from natural causes after a brief illness. Elizabeth has been acting since the late '70s and had roles in Lone Star, The Incredibles, and Modern Family, where she played Sofia Vergara's onscreen mother. Several of Elizabeth's friends and costars have sent out messages following the news of her death, including Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, and Sofia.
My heart is broken!!! My prayers are with you and your family. We will miss you #ElizabethPena –ZS— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) October 16, 2014
Rest in Peace Elizabeth Pena...you paved the way for so many of us!! http://t.co/IiGf6JuxGf— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) October 16, 2014
Elizabeth Pena , May your beautiful soul " Rest in Peace " with love and respect— George Lopez (@georgelopez) October 16, 2014