'Modern Family' will kill off a 'significant' character this season

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

One of the most beloved shows on TV will soon be down a star, as Modern Family bosses have revealed they will be killing off a “significant character” this season.

The show, which has made household names out of all its stars, including Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland, and Ariel Winter, has been on air since 2009 and will premiere its 10th season later this month.

While fans are used to laughing at the family’s antics, it appears the next season will be a somber one, as a showrunner has confirmed that one of the characters will be killed off.

Modern Family bosses have confirmed that a character will be killed off in Season 10. (Photo: Getty Images)

“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly. “We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”

The 10th season of the show premieres later this month. (Photo: Getty Images)
Fans have taken to Twitter to speculate on who the character is. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lloyd went on to say that the death “will be a moving event” that will shape the show for a few episodes.

Fans took to social media to express their shock at the news and offer ideas on who will be leaving. Hyland herself responded to the troubling teaser.

Season 10 of Modern Family is set to air Sept. 26.

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