Rico Rodriguez Mourns the Death of His "Superhero" Father in Touching Tribute

Rico Rodriguez Mourns the Death of His "Superhero" Father

Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez is going through a heartbreaking time. The young actor is mourning the loss of his father, Roy Rodriguez, who passed away last weekend at 52-years-old.

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The 18-year-old mexicano shared the news on his Instagram, explaining that this was the toughest moment of his life. "My Dad was the most kind hearted, loving, hard working, determined, and funny man I have ever known," he wrote. "He was like a super hero, he had the ability to get the best out of you day in and day out." Rodriguez ended the sweet post with "I'll love you forever - Your youngest." The actor also has sister Raini Rodriguez and brothers Ray and Roy Jr

Rodriguez's father owned and operated Rodriguez Tire Service in Bryan, Texas. He was a proud car enthusiast, serving as the founder and president of La Compania Car Club of Bryan, E! News reports. According to his obituary, Rodriguez was a family man, and proved it so much that he had portraits of his entire family tattooed on his arm. "Roy laughed and loved his way through life, making the most of each moment he was given," the obituary stated.

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Rodriguez's Modern Family co-star Sofia Vergara also showed her support and sympathy by tweeting "I love you" in response to the tribute. See the heartfelt post below: