The comedian and actor (born Jesus Melgoza) was rushed to an emergency room in Mexico City on Saturday (December 14) afternoon with a gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Amid complications, he suffered an acute myocardial infarction, which caused his death.
"Bravo's family is devastated as they cope with his sudden loss," his representative said in a statement. "They are overwhelmed with the thoughts and prayers they have received and send their appreciation."
Amongst those who have offered their condolences is Handler.
On Sunday (December 15) and Monday (December 16), she paid tribute to Bravo with a pair of Instagram posts. See those below.
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!