'Chelsea Lately' Star Chuy Bravo Has Died At 63
Chuy Bravo, the on-screen sidekick of Chelsea Handler, has died at age 63.
The Mexican-American actor was reportedly rushed to hospital after experiencing a stomach ache on Saturday but the cause of death is currently unclear, ET reports.
Born in Tangancicuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, in 1956, Bravo immigrated to the United States at age 15 and went on to act in films including 'The Honeymooners' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'.
Bravo gained widespread fame after becoming Handler's regular sidekick on 'Chelsea Lately' between 2007-2014.
Handler paid tribute to Bravo on Instagram alongside a collage of photos of the comedic pair together, writing that she, "loved this nugget in a big way".
"[Chuy Bravo] gave us so much laughter and I’ll never forget the sound of his laughter coming from his office into mine," Handler wrote.
The news comes just a week after Bravo celebrated his 63rd birthday -- which Handler had also posted about on social media.
Celebrities and fans of Bravo's have written their condolences on Handlers' page, mourning the loss of the comedic talent.
"Im so sorry!!!!!" 'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco wrote alongside several crying emoji.
"I’m so sorry sweet Chelsea i loved that you posted about his birthday last week it made me smile. This post makes me so sad for you and his family god bless you both xox," wrote Maria Shriver.
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