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This “Modern Family” star posted a heart-wrenching tribute after suddenly losing his father Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actresses Sarah Hyland, Sof?a Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O'Neill, winners of the Outstanding Comedy Series Award for "Modern Family" pose in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

This was a tough post for Rico Rodriguez.

On Sunday, the 18-year-old actor, who plays Manny on “Modern Family,” took to Instagram to mourn the sudden loss of his father.

“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,” he wrote.

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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,” Rodriguez ended the post.

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The photo Rodriguez used to memorialize his father was from happier times — a father-son bonding moment over milkshakes.

According to TMZ, the actor’s father, Roy Rodriguez, passed away suddenly on Sunday. He is survived by his wife Maria and four children.

Our thoughts are with his family.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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