Actress Elizabeth Pena died due to complications caused by
alcohol abuse, says a report. The actress' death certificate
reveals Pena suffered from cirrhosis of the liver "due to alcohol".
She had the disease for months, but it became acute shortly before
her death, reports TMZ
The death certificate says the 55-year-old star had acute
gastrointestinal bleeding hours before her death, which caused her
heart to stop.
Elizabeth Pena died on October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center. In 1987, Elizabeth landed her breakthrough role in La
Bamba. Pena recently filmed a guest appearance on Modern Family as
Vergara's mother and she also starred in the first season of
Matador on the El Rey Network.
As soon as Pena's cause of death was reported, fans on Twitter
started blaming the star. Alcoholism is dangerous and unhealthy.
Some tweets read that Pena could have saved her life if she had
However, Elizabeth Pena after her 35-year long career has left
quite a legacy and her great talent was lost before her time.