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Rosario Dawson Finds 26-Year-Old Cousin Dead in Her Los Angeles Home

Vaneza Ines Vasquez was working for Dawson at the time of her death

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    Rosario Dawson's cousin has died after she was found unresponsive in her Venice home Thursday, according to multiple reports.

    The 38-year-old actress discovered her 26-year-old cousin, Vaneza Ines Vasquez, was unconscious, TMZ reported Tuesday and People Magazine later confirmed. Dawson called the paramedics straightaway, according to reports, but they were unable to revive Vasquez on the scene. She was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    Vasquez was working for Dawson at the time of her death. A toxicology report is still pending, but an early autopsy report allegedly indicates that her death was likely due to natural causes.

    According to TMZ, Vasquez had been suffering from migraines and hypertension.

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    Vasquez's grieving mother, Lisa Centeno, paid tribute to her late daughter on Facebook. "Vaneza, my sweet, sweet beautiful baby—your passing has left me destroyed forever but I know you are at peace in Paradise," Orlando-based Centeno wrote. "I love you, my alpha child."

    Dawson has not publicly commented on her cousin's death.