Hollywood star Lupe Ontiveros died on Friday. She was 69.

The Veteran actress, best known for her role in the movie "Selena," passed from cancer, ending her 35-year-old career close friend Rick Najera confirmed.

Najera said she was surrounded by family and friends, including actors Esai Morales and Edward James Olmos, when she died at a hospital in Whittier, Calif., a suburb southeast of Los Angeles.

Ontiveros played Yolanda Saldivar in "Selena." Her other credits include "As Good As It Gets," "Real Women Have Curves," "The Goonies," and "Chuck & Buck."

The actress, born Guadalupe Moreno in Texas, once estimated she had played a maid more than 300 times.

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