Modern Family Actress Elizabeth Peña Dead at 55

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PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 23:  Actress Elizabeth Pena attends the 2005 Ray Ban Visionary Award Hollywood Life After Party at the VW Lounge during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2005 in Park City, Utah.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Elizabeth Pena
Photo: Evan Agostini/2005 Getty Images

Actress Elizabeth Peña has passed away from natural causes at the age of 55, CNN reports. Peña had a prolific acting career that spanned more than three decades, starring in features such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Jacob’s Ladder, Lone Star, La Bamba, Rush Hour, and The Incredibles. Most recently she was seen playing the mother of Sofia Vergara’s character Gloria on Modern Family. Today, her co-stars and other admirers in the Hollywood community took to Twitter to pay their respects:

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Modern Family Actress Elizabeth Peña Dead at 55