'Loved This Nugget': Chelsea Handler's Sidekick Is Dead

Chuy Bravo was 63
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2019 7:57 AM CST
Chelsea Handler's Sidekick Chuy Bravo Dead at 63
A file photo via Nintendo of actor Chuy Bravo working out with a Wii Fit Plus.   (Shea Walsh / AP Images for Nintendo)

Chuy Bravo, a Mexican-American actor best known as comedian Chelsea Handler's sidekick on her Chelsea Lately show, has died at 63, reports TMZ. The cause of death is unannounced, but Bravo was rushed to a hospital in Mexico City on Saturday with a severe stomach ache. Bravo had a number of movie credits on his resume, including The Honeymooners, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and The Rundown, but it was his multi-year stint on Handler's show that brought him fame, notes ET.

"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," Handler wrote in a tribute on Instagram. Bravo "gave us so much laughter and I’ll never forget the sound of his laughter coming from his office into mine." Just a week earlier, Handler posted birthday greetings to him. Bravo recovered from prostate cancer several years ago. (More Chelsea Handler stories.)

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