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'Modern Family' Star Rico Rodriguez (aka Manny) Reveals His Father Has Died

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Our thoughts are with Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez after learning that his father, Roy Rodriguez, has died.

Rico — who plays Manny on the beloved family series — shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram that Roy passed away on Sunday, March 12.

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"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 superhero. He had the ability to get the best out of you day in and day out," the 18-year-old actor began his emotional message.

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"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 wrote alongside a photo of himself with his late father.

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TMZ reported Rico's father was 52-years-old at the time of his death and is survived by his wife, Diane, Rico's two brothers, Ray and Roy, Jr., and his sister, Raini. Raini also shared an emotional tribute to their late father over the weekend on her Instagram account.

"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," the 23-year-old actress wrote.

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"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," she added.

May he rest in peace.

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