Lupe Ontiveros (September 17, 1942 - July 27, 2012)
Such a shame! She was one of my favourite character actresses.
She gave fantastic performances in Chuck & Buck, Selena, and Desperate Housewives. She was known for playing maids in film and TV. She even once stated that she has portrayed a maid over 300 times.
She was overlooked in the awards season for her performance in Chuck & Buck. However, she was awarded the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance that year.
Rest in peace, Lupe.