Actress Elizabeth Peña died on October 14 at age 55, and up until now, the cause of death had not been revealed. At the time, her manager had simply stated that she “died after a brief illness.”
Now, according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ, the cause appears to be complications related to alcohol abuse.
According to the site, Peña suffered from cirrhosis of the liver “due to alcohol.” The site states that the actress suffered from the disease for months and that her condition worsened shortly before her death. According to TMZ, Peña had gastrointestinal bleeding hours before she died, causing her heart to stop.