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Rico Rodriguez of ‘Modern Family’ posts heartbreaking tribute to father

22 March 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Bryan, TX, United States (4E) – “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez took to Instagram to talk about the passing of his father, who suddenly died at the age of 52.

Rico’s father, Roy Rodriguez, passed away on March 12 and Rico said on his post he considered his father his very own superhero. In an emotional and lengthy Instagram post, the “Modern Family” star said his dad was the most kind-hearted, loving, hard-working, determined, and funniest man he knew. He explained he considered hi father as his super hero because the elder Rodriguez could make the best out of him day in and day out.

The teenager, 18 years old, added he will miss his dad’s hugs, advices, smile, and laugh. He concluded his post with, “I know you’re looking down at us right now giving us the green light to move forward.” He also said he will miss his father and he will love him forever. In the photo posted by the “Modern Family” star, the father and son bonded over milkshake. Rico did not say when the photo was taken.

A funeral for Roy took place on Saturday. The reason for his sudden death remained unknown as the circumstances surrounding his passing were not made public by the family.

The older sister of Rico, Raini Rodriquez, also took to social media to post about their father’s death. Raini said it is difficult that their dad passed away but they remain standing tall because she knows he sent them guidance and strength all the way from heaven. Roy is survived by his wife Diane, Raini, Rico, Roy Jr., and Ray.

The fellow “Modern Family” star of Rico took to Twitter to send her condolences to the family. She directly tweeted Rico by saying a simple “I love you” along with a heart and rose emojis.

Rico plays Manny Delgado on “Modern Family.” The show is currently on its eighth season.

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