Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy on the show, even tweeted her concern about it.
"Is this how actors on @GameOfThrones & @WalkingDead_AMC feel?!?!" she wrote.
And now, Ariel Winter has hinted that the death will surprise viewers, as it won’t be an older character!
“It's a character that we'll all be sad to see go, but it's probably not an older character that you think is going to go," Ariel told Entertainment Tonight. "We haven't ever really had a death on the show. It definitely impacts the family, as I think it impacts any family.”
Hands up if you're very stressed by this information? It could LITERALLY be anyone!
Ariel explained that this storyline will explore how individuals deal with death and grief differently.
“You know, some people have never dealt with death or if it's a person close to them, they're having to deal with them because it's a tragedy, and you follow people's stories on how they do that and I think some people obviously take it better than others,” she said.
“It doesn't hit people right away and it's gonna be an episode that's pretty relevant to how people deal with it, and some people's struggles with the person that passed, and I think it's a pretty real episode.”
While that sounds super heavy, Ariel says that the show will still use its trademark humour to deal with this topic.
"We try to do everything lightheartedly and it's a show that people can enjoy, but also incorporate some real-life occurrences,” she said.