Actress Lupe Ontiveros, who co-starred in the hit films “Selena” and “As Good As It Gets,” has died of liver cancer, her publicists said Friday. She was 69.
Ontiveros passed away Thursday night. Before her death she had received phone calls from actors all over Hollywood as well as political figures, including Edward James Olmos and Hilda Solis, said Roy Cosme of Arcos Communications.
TMZ reports that Ontiveros’ “Selena” co-star Jacob Vargas was at her bedside when she passed. He told CNN in a statement that Ontiveros was diagnosed with liver cancer in January of this year, but kept it quiet from friends and family.