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Modern Family will kill off a "significant" character

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Modern Family is about to enter its tenth season, but it won't be all goofiness and laughter this time around, as the creators of the hit ABC show have revealed that there will be a "significant" death.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, co-creator Christopher Lloyd said the upcoming season will handle some "bigger life events".

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"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," he said. "But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it."

a man and a woman sitting on a table: Jay and Gloria, Modern Family, © ABC Jay and Gloria, Modern Family, Naturally, Lloyd didn't provide any clues as to who will die, or if it will be one of the main family members, but he did say that they are a "significant character on the series" and the death will have "repercussions across several episodes".

Modern Family has not yet been renewed for an eleventh season, but Lloyd is hopeful that we'll be seeing more of the Dunphy family in the future.

"There's goodwill on both sides to make it happen, but there's also complicated matters that have to get worked through, and there's a time constraint on it, because we can't have it take too long," he explained.

a group of people sitting and looking at the camera: Modern Family - US TV show axe © Sky Modern Family - US TV show axe "I think there's a decent chance we'll see it happen. I hope there is. From our standpoint creatively we've gotten excited writing this season and changing the lives of the characters - some in a significant way - and it's made us think, 'Wow, there's a lot to explore in the lives of these characters'." 

© Getty So, this death certainly sounds like it's going to have a major impact on the show – but who will it be? 

Modern Family season 10 premieres on September 26 at 9pm on ABC.

Gallery: THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Modern Family' (Insider)


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