Penélope Cruz’s Father, Eduardo, Dies Suddenly

by Meredith B. Kile 4:53 PM PDT, June 18, 2015
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Sad news for actress Penélope Cruz, as People reports that her father, Eduardo Cruz, passed away at age 62 on Thursday morning from a suspected heart attack.

The 41-year-old actress left the set of Zoolander 2 to return to Spain to be with her family after the news of her father’s sudden death. Eduardo Cruz reportedly suffered heart problems and was hospitalized in 2012.

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Penélope, who has not yet commented on her father’s sudden death, was close with Eduardo and often brought him to movie premieres. He has also visited her on set, including last year when she was filming Ma Ma.

Eduardo Cruz had two daughters and a son with his first wife, Penélope’s mother, Encarna Sanchez. He remarried in April 2014, and had a 3-year-old daughter with his second wife, Carmen Moreno. His family lived in La Manga in Southeast Spain.

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