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Modern Family Star Reveals News of Father's Sudden Death

By: Joe Hyer

March 20, 2017

Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, just announced on Instagram that his father suddenly passed away last week.

Roy Rodriguez was 52 years old when he passed away last week. 

The Modern Family star shared the news when he posted heartfelt tribute on Instagram late Sunday (March 19). He wrote, "He was like a super hero, he had the ability to get the best out of you day in and day out."

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

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The 18-year-old actor called the past week the toughest of his life. TMZ reports that Roy Rodriguez is survived by his wife Diane and four children. Rico was the youngest son.