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.
— Chardonnay Andromedon🌛 (@FrizzyNixxy) October 25, 2018
Seriously #modernfamily, you put us through all this torture and hint that one of the main characters died…and it's not even a regular cast member. Not that it's not sad, it's just that I feel annoyed that you've been toying with everyone's feelings!
— Olivia (@Olivia03785508) October 25, 2018
— zeezee (@stutterjawnpod) October 25, 2018
— Abby_Lundquist5 (@ALundquist5) October 25, 2018
Omg modern family. 😭😭 this is the first time I cried watching this series 😭😭😭
RIP Dede 🙌🏻 #ModernFamily
— Thea (@farahhfatihaa) October 25, 2018
— Monica👾 (@theoriginalmon) October 25, 2018
So I think DeeDee isn't really dead and this is her idea of a practical joke.
— nudememphis (@nudememphis) October 25, 2018
— eileen barrett (@chilibeanie67) October 25, 2018
— Daniela Cruz (@danicruz2) October 25, 2018
— Amanda Leal (@Amanda0417Leal) October 25, 2018