Modern Family is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, having aired for eleven years since 2009 and rated 8.5/10 on IMDb with exactly 250 episodes in its collection.
Three years after the show’s conclusion, the cast reunited for the first time, but Ty Burrell, who played Phil, wasn’t present at the venue. Instead, the cast held a framed picture of him during photo shoots, which went viral and caused concerns about whether he was deceased.
On November 14, 2023, the cast of Modern Family, with the exception of Ty Burrell, was reunited, but they held a framed picture of him while posing for the photos. Although it caused a sense of doubt among the audience as to whether the actor had died, rest assured, the actor is well and alive but missed the reunion for some personal reasons.
What Happened to Ty Burrell and Why Didn’t He Attend the Modern Family Cast’s Reunion?
Ty Burrell has played a significant part in the success of Modern Family with his quirky and unshakably optimistic role as Phil Dunphy. Obviously, he’s among the most beloved characters of the series.
That said, the series ended in 2020 with 250 episodes, and for the first time in three years, the cast decided to form a reunion, and everyone attended the planned gathering except Ty Burrell.
While people would typically assume Burrell wasn’t present for some personal reasons, the cast mistakenly created a sense of doubt among their fans by holding a picture of him during their photo shoots.
This led to people believing that Ty Burrell may have been deceased since he is not that active on social media, and they began wondering what happened to him.
If you’re one of those people wondering the same, rest easy because Ty Burrell is well and alive and missed the reunion for undisclosed reasons.
The cast held his picture while taking photos because he is like a family to them, and you wouldn’t take a picture without all the family members present.
Although it was a nice gesture, people were quick to misunderstand when the actress Ariel Winter held the framed picture of Ty Burrell, which surprisingly made rounds in social media.
How Did Fans React to Ty Burrell’s Picture in Reunion?
The misunderstanding caused by the framed picture couldn’t have been more effective because many fans were more worried about whether Ty Burrell was okay than being excited about the cast’s reunion.
While many appreciated the cast’s gathering and sharing their happy moments with the show’s loyal fans, several users took to social media platforms and expressed their concerns for Ty Burrell.
Some worried about Burrell’s well-being, while many wondered why he wasn’t present at the gathering. Here are some notable reactions from the X users:
In the end, fans were not able to see Ty Burrell in the reunion, but the cast made a beautiful gesture of including him through a framed picture.