Rosario Dawson is dealing with the sad discovery of her cousin, 26, dead at the actress’ California home.
According to People, on Thursday, May 11, Dawson walked downstairs in her Venice house to find her cousin, Vaneza Inez Vazquez, unresponsive in the living room.
A spokesperson for the LA City Fire Department confirms to ET Canada that paramedics were called to the scene at 11:43 a.m. for “an unspecified medical aid request,” but were unable to revive her and she was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced.
According to a statement from Ed Winter, a spokesperson for the LA County Coroner, Vazquez “had some medical issues going on,” including “hypertension, migraines and she was under a doctor’s care and he had prescribed some medications. He had also referred her to a cardiologist, but she hadn’t followed up.”
“Her autopsy is currently pending,” says Winter in the statement.
Vazquez was reportedly working with Dawson at the time of her death and the family are “still making arrangements.”
Her mother posted a touching tribute to her late daughter on Facebook:
ET Canada has reached out to Dawson’s representative for a statement.