'Desperate Housewives' Star Lupe Ontiveros Passes Away

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It's a sad day in Hollywood. Actress Lupe Ontiveros has passed away at the age of 69. The Mexican-American star was best known for her role in Selena, where she played convicted murderer Yolanda Saldivar alongside Jennifer Lopez.

The actress was also known for her role on Desperate Housewives where she played Juanita "Mama" Solis, mother-in-law to Eva Longoria's character.

Lupe was said to be suffering from liver cancer to which she succumbed to last night. Her Selena co-star Jacob Vargas was by her side and tweeted, "My friend Lupe Ontiveros just passed away. May you rest in peace. Thank you for your great contribution to film and TV. You will be missed."

Lupe Ontiveros is survived by her three children and husband. Our hearts go out to her family and friends.

 

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