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Lupe Ontiveros Dead — 'Selena' Actress Dies At 69

Fri, July 27, 2012 5:22pm EDT by Billy Nilles 1 Comment
Lupe Ontiveros Dead

‘Selena’ star Lupe Ontiveros lost her battle with cancer on July 26. So sad!

Lupe Ontiveros, 69, best known for playing Yolanda Saldivar in Selena, has died after a battle with cancer, according to the Associated Press.

Close friend Rick Najera says Lupe was surrounded by family and friends, including actors Esai Morales and Edward James Olmos, when she passed away on the evening of Thursday 26 in a hospital in Whittier, Calif., a suburb outside of Los Angeles.

Lupe, whose credits also include The Goonies and Desperate Housewives, in a role that garnered her an Emmy nomination, estimated that she had played a maid more than 300 times.

We keep Lupe’s friends and family in our thoughts during this tough time.

— Billy Nilles