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'La Bamba,' 'Modern Family' actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

"La Bamba" and "Lone Star" actress Elizabeth Pena has died. She was 55.Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, says the actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details were provided.One of her recent roles was on the sitcom "Modern Family," where she played the mother of Sofia Vergara's character, Gloria.Read the complete story on NBCNews.com.
IMAGE: Elizabeth Pena
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Actress Elizabeth Pena.Frazer Harrison / Today

"La Bamba" and "Lone Star" actress Elizabeth Pena has died. She was 55.

Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, says the actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details were provided.

One of her recent roles was on the sitcom "Modern Family," where she played the mother of Sofia Vergara's character, Gloria.

Read the complete story on NBCNews.com.