Breaking: Chelsea Handler’s Sidekick Chuy Bravo Dies At 63

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  • Actor Chuy Bravo has died at the age of 63.
  • He was best known for being Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on ‘Chelsea Lately.’
  • In addition, he has founded several companies. 

 

Chuy Bravo, best known for being talk show host Chelsea Handler’s funny sidekick on her show Chelsea Lately from 2007 to 2014 died suddenly on Saturday night. He was 63 years old. His cause of death has not yet been released.

Chuy recently celebrated his 63rd birthday on December 7. Chelsea posted a touching tribute on social media to celebrate her friend’s birthday.

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Chuy Bravo has died at the age of 63

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Chelsea Handler and Chuy Bravo / Instagram

She wrote, “Happy Birthday to my OG Nugget @chuybravo. I love this picture because–not only does it look like Chuy just launched out of my peekachu, I look like a member of ZZ Top. Happy birthday Chuy, and thank you for 8 years of heavy petting.”

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He was born Jesús Melgoza on December 7, 1956, in Tangancicuaro, Michoacán. He moved to the United States when he was 15 years old and graduated from Sylmar High School. Chuy started acting in the early ’90s, appearing in several films including The Honeymooners and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

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Chuy Bravo / Wikimedia Commons

Chuy was also the founder of Chuy’s restaurant. The actor often visited the locations for surprise visits. He also appeared on the celebrity diving reality competition show called Splash. He broke his heel during the show and had to quit.

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Chuy Bravo / Instagram

In 2012, he revealed that he survived prostate cancer. The actor also admitted that he was a recovering alcoholic and was homeless at one point in his life before finding fame on Chelsea Lately. Chuy started a nonprofit called the Little Nugget Foundation in his hometown to help those struggling with alcoholism.

He also started the Bravo Academy in Los Angeles. The Bravo Academy aims to help the Latin community in Hollywood participate in different projects.

Sad news right before the holidays. Rest in peace Chuy!

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