Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on the popular sitcom Modern Family, is grieving for his father in real life. The 18-year-old actor’s father, Roy Rodriguez, passed away suddenly last weekend at the age of 52.

Rico Rodriguez Posts Instragram Tribute For Deceased Father

Rodriguez posted a picture on Instagram two days ago of him with his father with a heartfelt caption as tribute to his late father. Showing the pair enjoying milkshakes at a diner, the caption reads:

“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 your 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.”

Co-star on Modern Family Sofia Vergara, who plays Rodriguez’s mother, also tweeted out a message of support for him.


According to an obituary in the Texas newspaper The Eagle, Roy Rodriguez is survived by his wife, five siblings, and four children, including 18-year-old Rico and Raini Rodriguez, who’s an actress. Roy was laid to rest at a funeral on Saturday. The actor has not revealed the circumstances of his father’s death.

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