Modern Family Fans React to Death of ‘Significant Character’


Major spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up on “Modern Family!”

Ahead of the tenth season of “Modern Family,” it was announced that fans could expect to see a “significant character” pass away. Immediately, people began speculating who it might be— including Jay and Gloria’s dog, Stella.

But, alas, the episode has officially aired revealing the death of DeDe Pritchett— ex-wife of Jay and mother to Claire and Mitchell.

While many fans were relieved (and slightly annoyed) to discover it wasn’t one of the “core” family members, many found themselves heartbroken for the first time in the show’s history.