America Ferrera's father Gregorio Ferrera died in a hospital in the capital city of Honduras over the weekend. Officials told EFE that Gregorio, who had long suffered from diabetes, was admitted last week to Tegucigalpa’s Teaching Hospital where he died early Sunday due to other complications. Ferrera had been estranged from her father since her parents split when she was still a little girl.
America's father was the the grandson of Gen. Gregorio Ferrera, Honduras’ defense minister in the 1920s. His remains were returned to La Esperanza, where he lived and will be buried.