And, now, we have been treated to a clue about who it could be - but, it still has us baffled.
More than a month after we learnt the tragic news that a significant character will die in the shows tenth season, Jesse Tyler Ferguson has revealed that we won't have to say goodbye to one of our favourite members of the Pritchett/Dunphy family.
“It’s definitely a person, not the dog,” Ferguson, 43, told E! News.
That means Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) dog Stella — or any animal — is out of the running - best news ever!
“I’ve been hearing rumors about the dog, it’s not the dog,” said Ferguson, who clarified, “It’s no animal, it’s a human being.”
Back in September, co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weeklythat a 'significant character on the series," will die.
“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” he explained. “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. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”
While he didn't reveal any information regarding which character we will be saying goodbye to, he revealed that the death, "will be a moving event … that has repercussions across several episodes.”
The news left fans devastated. And, to make matters worse, Lloyd also revealed that while he hopes the series will be picked up for another season, this season would be a fitting way to say goodbye.
“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.'"
“So our standpoint was, ‘Well, if we can do another season, we may as well,’ ” he said, adding that “if it winds up that we tried and just couldn’t make it work, we will have a great final season for sure.”