Ontiveros, whose long list of film and television credits includes “Selena,” “As Good As It Gets,” “The Goonies” and “Desperate Housewives,” reportedly had liver cancer.
TMZ reports that “Selena” co-star Jacob Vargas was with her at her bedside Thursday. He tweets, “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.”
Co-star Eva Longoria writes on Friday, “I’m deeply saddened at the news of my dear friend Lupe Ontiveros passing. She was more than a colleague to me, she was my family. My heart is with your family Lupe…”
Ontiveros is survived by her husband and three children.