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Chelsea Handler’s longtime TV sidekick, Chuy Bravo, has died. TMZ has confirmed that the Mexican-American actor passed away Sunday (12/15), according to his family. Chuy was hospitalized Saturday in Mexico City, where he’s been visiting family for the past month. His family said he came down with a terrible stomach ache Saturday (12/14) and had to be rushed to an emergency room, where he stayed overnight.

Chelsea took to Facebook in the last hour to talk about her friend. She wrote, “I loved this nugget in a big way, and I took great pleasure in how many people loved him as much as I did and do. Chuy Bravo gave us so much laughter and I’ll never forget the sound of his laughter coming from his office into mine. Or his “business calls” with his “business manager,” or his shoe rack with all his children-sized shoes. I’ll never forget him coming to Christmas with my family one year in the Florida keys and, when my niece who was 5 or 6 at the time saw him, she ran in the other direction saying she was scared. My sister and I were mortified and were apologizing to Chuy, who told us,’it’s ok, lots of little kids get scared when they see big kids coming their way.’ I love you, Chuy! #Rip

Chelsea Handler

I loved this nugget in a big way, and I took great pleasure in how many people loved him as much as I did and do. Chuy Bravo gave us so much laughter and I'll never forget the sound of his laughter...

 

Chuy Bravo was 63.