Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s sidekick, dies at 63

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MEXICO CITY — Chuy Bravo, the actor best known for his role as Chelsea Handler’s sidekick, has died.

Bravo, 63, went to the emergency room with stomach pains while visiting family in Mexico City on Saturday. The actor died shortly after his arrival to the hospital.

Bravo was on “Chelsea Lately” for its entire seven-year run, and appeared in several movies.

In a statement on social media, 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.”

Bravo was 63.

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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!

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