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Fans Have Some Crazy Theories About Who Is Going to Die on 'Modern Family'

By Anna Quintana

This will be the final season of Modern Family — and after nearly 10 years, it was revealed that the Pritchett and Dunphy families will suffer a loss before the series finale. So, who is going to die on Modern Family? Well, for those who think the family dog will be the one "killed off," think again. 

SPOILER ALERT: It's going to be a major character who kicks the bucket, at least according to Jesse Tyler Ferguson. "It's definitely a person, not the dog. I've been hearing rumors about the dog, it's not the dog. It's no animal, it's a human being,"  Jesse, who plays Mitchell Pritchett, told E! News before jokingly adding, "I'll just say I haven't been at work in a few weeks. I'm just kidding. Or am I?" 

Co-creator Christopher Lloyd also confirmed the heartbreaking news, calling the death a "moving event — and an event that has repercussions across several episodes." As expected, fans have come up with crazy theories of their own as to who will not live to see the end — and some of these predictions are pretty hard to ignore. 

1. DeDe Pritchett

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It seems that most Modern Family fans are convinced that Mitch and Claire's mom DeDe will be the one to go. "I am going to guess DeDe. It wouldn't be something that shakes the main casts' foundation and it would affect almost every character. Jay deals with someone who was close and his age passing away... Mitch and Claire lose their mom, which also adds to them worrying about losing Jay... Lily, Haley, Luke, and Alex deal with losing a grandmother and deal with the various degrees and knowing/not knowing her well. Plenty of stories to come through that," one redditor wrote. 

Another added, "DeDe is the clear candidate. It affects pretty much everyone, but especially Claire, Mitch, and Jay."