Entertainment industry is grief-stricken after the tragic demise Elizabeth Pena on Oct. 14, 2014. Many Hollywood celebrities and fans have taken to Twitter to express their despair and remember the ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Modern Family’ actress. Read on for further details.
Fellow stars and fans mourned the loss of the 55-year-old Elizabeth Pena, who played Sofia Vergara's mother on "Modern Family." The Cuban-American actress also starred on shows including "L.A. Law" and the movies "Rush Hour" and "La Bamba." With her extraordinary resume, other stars, along with the cast of "Modern Family" took to Twitter and other social media platforms to share their commiseration and sorrow over the loss.
Pena died earlier this week and her death was disclosed by her nephew, Mario-Francisco Robles on Oct. 15, 2014. She has left an unforgettable impact on a number of celebrities in Hollywood in a career that spanned nearly 40 years. Zoe Saldana, Robert Rodriguez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eva Longoria and many other stars taken aback by her passing and took to Twitter to express their despair and remember the ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Modern Family’ actress.
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
The entire cast and crew are very sad to say goodbye to one of our Modern Family members. RIP to the beautiful & talented #ElizabethPena.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) October 16, 2014
— Sofia Vergara (@SofiaVergara) October 16, 2014
RIP Elizabeth Peña. I was a fan since the days of I Married Dora & loved her in Jacob's Ladder & more recently Matador/Modern Family.
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) October 16, 2014
“A beautiful and deeply talented actress who will be missed. RIP Elizabeth Peña,” Tweeted Dante Di Loreto.
“So devastated to hear about the passing of Elizabeth Pena. A lovely friend and wonderful actress. She will be truly missed,” shared Robert Rodriguez.
“Elizabeth Peña was sublime. RIP. I already miss you.” wrote Pedro Pascal.
“Elizabeth Peña was one of those actresses who I routinely check in on on IMDb, because she was so quietly good and yet too rarely used,” posted Richard Lawson.
Elizabeth Pena will deeply be missed. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, two teenage children, her mother, and her sister. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth’s family friends and fans during this difficult time. May God give them courage to endure this grief.
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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Cast of Modern Family