'Modern Family' actor mourns father in Instagram post

Actor Rico Rodriguez (right), who plays Manny on Modern Family, with sister Raini Rodriguez. The pair lost their father ...
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Actor Rico Rodriguez (right), who plays Manny on Modern Family, with sister Raini Rodriguez. The pair lost their father Roy Rodriguez last week, at 52.

The actor who plays Manny on the popular sitcom Modern Family is mourning his father in real life.

In a post on his Instagram account, Rico Rodriguez says the week since Roy Rodriguez died at age 52 "has been the toughest week of my life."

The actor's Instagram post included a picture of father and son drinking milkshakes together and said the father "was the most kind hearted, loving, hard working, determined, and funny man I have ever known."

According to an obituary in Bryan, Texas, newspaper, The Eagle, Roy Rodriguez is survived by his wife, five siblings and four children including 18-year-old Rico Rodriguez and Raini Rodriguez, who is an actress.

Rico Rodriguez plays teen Manny Delgado on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

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