‘Modern Family’ actress dies after brief illness

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(CNN) – An actress who is best known for her role in the hit sitcom ‘Modern Family’ has died.

Actress Elizabeth Pena died of natural causes after a brief illness, her manager told CNN.

Pena passed away on Tuesday at the age of 55.

Pena is known for appearing as the mother of ‘Gloria,’ a character played by Sofia Vergara on ‘Modern Family.’

She has also appeared on the big and small screens during her three-decade long career.

Other notable roles include parts in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “La Bamba,” “Rush Hour” and “The Incredibles.”

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