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'Modern Family' teen Rico Rodriguez announces the death of his dad

21 March 2017

Rodriguez wrote a lengthier tribute to his father on Instagram, adding, "My Dad was the most kind hearted, loving, hard working, determined, and amusing man I have ever known".

Roy Rodriguez, whose son is Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez, died last Sunday, March 12.

"My Dad was the most kind hearted, loving, hard working, determined, and amusing man I have ever known", the teen wrote.

Entertainment Tonight Online reported a memorial service was held for Roy Rodriguez, 52, on Friday and he was laid to rest on Saturday.

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Taking to Instagram a week after his papa's passing, Rico (you might know him as the wise-beyond-his-years Manny Delgado on the acclaimed ABC show) shared a touching post that honors his dad in the most heartrending and tear-provoking way.

"You have officially been gone one week daddy and while it has been really hard", she shared, "we are all still standing tall". "I'll love you forever". "I'll love you forever daddy - Your youngest".

'My daddy was the greatest man in my life.

"I know you will continue to shine down on me, momma, Rico, Ray, Poppi and baby and we will be ok!"

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He was described as a auto enthusiast, serving as founder and president of La Compania vehicle Club of Bryan, reads his obituary.

According to Roy's obituary with local newspaper The Eagle, the businessman "loved everything about cars" and often advised others seeking professional advice to, "take care of your business now, and your business will take care of you later". I promise to make you proud daddy. "Your one and only baby girl (sic)".

The family patriarch is also survived by his mother, his stepfather and five siblings.

Roy also had two other children, Ray and Roy Jr plus 10 grandchildren.

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"He finally got his first tattoo at age 47 - portraits on his arm, of all his children, his wife, grandchildren and his parents".

'Modern Family' teen Rico Rodriguez announces the death of his dad