Lupe Ontiveros— ‘Selena’ & ‘El Norte’—Actress Passes Away at 69
Mexican-American actress Lupe Ontiveros passed away early Friday morning. She was 69.
Actor Jacob Vargas who was by her side Thursday night confirmed Ontiveros passed away on Twitter around midnight Friday. “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,” wrote Vargas.
Onitveros was reportedly suffering from liver cancer, according to TMZ.
For many young Latinos with parents who were sons and daughters of domestic workers Ontiveros was a familiar name long before she became a household name for playing Selena Quintanilla’s murderer Yolanda Saldivar in “Selena.”