Alcoholism Contributed to Elizabeth Pena’s Death

Elizabeth Pena
The cause of Elizabeth Pena's death at age 55 has been confirmed Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The cause of Elizabeth Peña's death at just 55 last week has been revealed.

The actress, known for her roles in movies such La Bamba and Rush Hour, died from cardiopulmonary arrest, cardiogenic shock, acute gastrointestinal bleeding, and cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol, according to the death certificate obtained by The Insider With Yahoo.

Peña — who recently played Sofia Vergara's mother on Modern Family — passed away Oct. 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.

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She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Hans Rolla, and two teenage children, Fiona and Kaelan, as well as her sister, Tania, and mother, Estela.

Nephew Mario-Francisco Robles eulogized her in the Latino Review.

"Tonight, my family is heartbroken," he wrote. "There's now a void that will never be filled. All we can do now is remember your sharp sense of humor, your endless hunger for life, and your never ending pursuit of happiness."

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