Rico Rodriguez and Raini Rodriguez
Rico Rodriguez and Raini Rodriguez at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016 Reuters

Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez's father, Roy Rodriguez passed away suddenly last weekend at the age of 52. The 18-year-old Modern Family star announced the sad news on his social media accounts.

Rico, who plays Manny Delgado in the ABC show, shared a picture of himself and his father on Instagram. He wrote: "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, actress Raini Rodriguez, also took to Instagram to mourn her father. She wrote: "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."

Roy is survived by his wife Diane, children Ray and Roy Jr. and ten grandchildren.