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‘Modern Family’ Star Rico Rodriguez Is in Mourning


Our thoughts and prayers are with Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez as he mourns the death of a beloved family member.

Rodriguez’s father, Roy Rodriguez, died March 12 at age 52. Rico, 18, who plays Manny on the hit ABC sitcom, honored his dad on social media.

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In the caption of a heartwarming photo of the pair drinking milkshakes together, Rico wrote: “This has been the toughest week of my life. My Dad was the most kind hearted, loving, hard working, determined, and funny man I have ever known. He was like a super hero, he had the ability to get the best out of you day in and day out. I’m gonna miss your hugs. I’m gonna miss your advice. I’m gonna miss your smile, and I’m gonna miss your laugh. I know you’re looking down at us right now giving us the green light to move forward. I miss you Daddy. I’ll love you forever – Your youngest.”

Rico’s older sister, Raini, also posted a tribute to “the greatest man.” Raini, 23, is known for her role in Disney Channel’s show Austin & Ally.

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You have officially been gone one week daddy and while it has been really difficult, we are all still standing tall and I know it's because you are sending us strength and guidance all the way from heaven. My daddy was the greatest man in my life. His work ethic and sense of humor were two of his greatest characteristics, both of which he shared with me. He has taught me so many life lessons and inspired me constantly to follow my dreams. I know you will continue to shine down on me, momma, Rico, Ray, Poppi and baby and we will be ok! I promise to make you proud daddy. I will love and miss you forever. – Your one and only baby girl

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No cause of death has been confirmed.

Losing a loved one is never easy–especially when it’s a man who, like Roy Rodriguez, meant the world to his wife and children. We’re keeping the Rodriguez clan in our thoughts and prayers.


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