Vale: Chuy Bravo
Actor best known as Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on Chelsea Lately, has died.
Mexican American actor Chuy Bravo, best known as Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on Chelsea Lately, has died, aged 63.
He died suddenly after being hospitalised with stomach pains while visiting family in Mexico City.
Bravo, born Jesus Melgoza, served as Handler’s sidekick for the entirety of her E! talkshow, which ran from 2007-2014.
He moved to the US at 15 and began his career in the early 1990s, including credits on The Honeymooners, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, The Sex Trip and Buscando Nirvana.
On social media Chelsea Handler said, “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. @chuybravo 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!”