Elizabeth Pena Passed Away: Celebs Remember her on Social Media

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Elizabeth Pena Passed Away: Celebs Remember her on Social Media
69th Annual Golden Globes Awards./Cast of Modern Family

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. 

Elizabeth Pena was an actress who “paved the way for so many,” Eva Longoria wrote on Twitter, let us have a look at what fans and other stars had to say about this shocking news.



“Elizabeth Peña was wonderful in everything she did. She shone so bright. An incredibly gifted actress. I loved her. Rest in Peace,” wrote Martha Plimpton on 16 Oct 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.

“My heart is broken!!! My prayers are with you and your family. We will miss you #ElizabethPena –ZS, expressed  Zoe Saldana. 

“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


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