Elizabeth Pena died yesterday, October 14, at the age of 55. The actress, known for her work in classics like Jacob's Ladder and La Bamba was most recently seen on Modern Family as Gloria's (Sofia Vergara) mother. Her nephew confirmed her passing to the press but has yet to specify a cause of death.
She had been married to Hans Rolla since 1994 and they have two children. Pena was also in Rush Hour and The Incredibles. The New Jersey native had just finished filming the first season of Matador for the El Rey network.