Dallasblack.com: Rosario Dawson Finds Her 26-Year-Old Cousin Dead In Her LA Home [PHOTO]


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:01 PM

Rosario Dawson Finds Her 26-Year-Old Cousin Dead In Her LA Home [PHOTO]

By: Monya Fleming

Rosario Dawson Finds Her 26-Year-Old Cousin Dead In Her LA Home [PHOTO]
Rosario Dawson discovered her 26-year-old cousin, Vaneza Ines Vazquez, dead at California home.

The 38-year-old actress reportedly found Vaneza unconscious downstairs in her Venice Beach home on Thursday. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were sadly unable to resuscitate Vasquez, who had been working for the actress.

Vaneza had reportedly been suffering from migraines and also had hypertension. 

A spokesperson for the LAPD revealed that the case was handed over to the Los Angeles Coroner.  A representative for the medical examiner said the case is currently “deferred.”

“Additional tests and information were ordered to determine the cause of death,” the spokesperson said. “It could take several months.”

The autopsy results appear to show that Vaneza died from natural causes. Sources close to her claim that Rosario's cousin did not have a history of drug abuse.

Vaneza's heartbroken parents have paid tribute to their daughter on social media. Her father, Orlando Centeno Jr. wrote, "10/22/1990 – 5/11/2017? (Still living in our hearts) my baby girl, my first daughter of a kind. I am the father I am today because you first taught me how to be one! Then came your sisters, my angel crew. I know what it’s like to Father sons (and) daughters – I love you forever, Queen Bee. So, so hard.”

Her mother Lisa added, “Vaneza, my sweet, sweet beautiful baby – your passing has left me destroyed forever but I know you are at peace in Paradise. I love you, my alpha child.”

Rosario has previously stated that she strives to have a close relationship with her family. She was raised by her mother, Isabel, and never has met her biological father. Dawson's mother became pregnant at the age of 17, right after she was chosen for the 1980 Olympic volleyball team.
Although her biological father wasn't in her life, she was later adopted by her mother's boyfriend, who began dating Isabel when she was already eight months pregnant. 'I think about that now," the actress said. "Such a young man, marrying a woman with a baby who's not his – that just doesn't happen. He just loved my Mom, and he loved me, and I loved my Dad, you know?"

Our condolences to Rosario Dawson's family over the loss of her cousin. 

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