Iconic Mexican-American actress Lupe Ontiveros passed away Thursday night due to liver cancer. She was 69.
Lupe's expansive acting career in film and television boasts roles in Selena, As Good as It Gets, The Goonies, Desperate Housewives, and Reba among a multitude of others.
Jennifer Lopez, who worked with Lupe in Selena, fondly remembers her costar, stating:
"I am tremendously saddened by the news of Lupe's passing! I've enjoyed her work throughout the years. She was a great actress and working with her in 'Selena' was an unforgettable experience. She will truly be missed."
Eva Longoria has also expressed her condolences, saying:
"I'm deeply saddened at the news of my dear friend Lupe Ontiveros' passing. She was more than a colleague to me, she was my family. My heart is with your family Lupe.”
Lupe has a long history of playing immigrant workers, and once revealed that she had played a maid over 150 times throughout her life!
The passionate, talented actress once shared:
"You've got maids and you've got maids. You got maids that have longevity beyond what you ever conceived of in your wildest dreams. I'll give you an example — The Goonies. Those that got hooked — I have a whole following of 30-year-olds who got hooked. Oh my gosh, I'm a heroine to them."
You will be greatly missed Lupe!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lupe's loved ones. May she R.I.P.
[Image via WENN.]
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