This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Congrats, Ariel Winter!!!
It feels like yesterday our little
Alex Ariel was just a little girl growing up before our eyes on Modern Family — and now she's off to college!
They grow up so fast!
But don't think you won't still be seeing the 18-year-old around town… she's not going far!
It's an AMAZING DAY! I'm going to UCLA- thank you to everyone who has been there for me on this journey! #bruinsbabyA photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:34pm PDT
Best of luck, Ariel!!
[Image via Instagram.]