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'Modern Family' Star Rico Rodriguez Reveals Father’s Sudden Death

"Modern Family" actor Rico Rodriguez is mourning the loss of his father, Roy Rodriguez, who died suddenly at the age of 52. Details of his death have not been released.

On Sunday, Rico posted a pic with his dad, writing, "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,” the 18-year-old continued. “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.”

In response to the sad news, Rico’s co-star Sofia Vergara tweeted, "I love you❤🌹.”

Rico’s sister Raini Rodriguez, an actress familiar for her role on Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally,” also posted a remembrance of her father, writing, “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."

Roy Rodriguez, who was buried on Saturday, was survived by his wife Diane, four children and 10 grandchildren.