Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on Modern Family, was struck with a family tragedy after his father suddenly and unexpectedly died last week.
52-year-old Roy Rodriguez passed away last Sunday, leaving behind his wife Diane and his four children.
The 18-year-old TV star took to social media to post a touching tribute to his father, with whom he was very close.
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. 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
Rico's sister, Raini, also posted about how much she will miss her father.
You have officially been gone one week daddy and while it has been really difficult, we are all still standing tall and I know it's because you are sending us strength and guidance all the way from heaven. My daddy was the greatest man in my life. His work ethic and sense of humor were two of his greatest characteristics, both of which he shared with me. He has taught me so many life lessons and inspired me constantly to follow my dreams. I know you will continue to shine down on me, momma, Rico, Ray, Poppi and baby and we will be ok! I promise to make you proud daddy. I will love and miss you forever. - Your one and only baby girl
The Rodriguez family is very close, even appearing on an episode of Family Feud together.
He was was an amazing man in all forms, no other man like him," his sister Janie Rodriguez Ballard says.
Roy Rodriguez owned Rodriguez Tires in Bryan, Texas.
Rest in peace, Roy. May your family find peace and comfort in each other during this difficult time.