Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on Modern Family, mourned the loss of his father in a moving Instagram post

By Char Adams
March 20, 2017 09:02 AM
Rico Rodriguez/Twitter

Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez is remembering his late father, just one week after he passed away suddenly at the age of 52.

“This has been the toughest week of my life. I’m gonna miss ur advice, hugs, smile, and laugh. I’ll love you forever daddy – Your youngest,” the 18-year-old tweeted along with a photo of himself and his father, Roy, drinking milkshakes.

Roy was laid to rest in a funeral on Saturday, E! News reports. The circumstances surrounding his death have not been made public.

Rodriguez wrote a lengthier tribute to his father on Instagram, adding, “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,” the teen continued.

“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.”

Mary Tyler Moore Was Forever Changed by the Death of Her 24-Year-Old Son

Fellow Modern Family star Sofia Vergara sent a message of support to the teen tweeting “I love you.”

Along with Rodriguez, Roy leaves behind his wife Diane, daughter Raini and sons Ray and Roy Jr.