Chuy Bravo, sidekick on Chelsea Handler talk show ‘Chelsea Lately,’ dead at 63

Chuy Bravo, sidekick on Chelsea Handler talk show ‘Chelsea Lately,’ dead at 63
Chuy Bravo, comedian Chelsea Handler's sidekick on her show "Chelsea Lately," died Dec. 15, 2019, at age 63, multiple news outlets are reporting. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images/Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY — Chuy Bravo, comedian Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on her show “Chelsea Lately,” died Sunday at age 63, multiple news outlets are reporting.

According to USA Today, Bravo complained of stomach pains Saturday and was admitted to a Mexico City hospital. He died about 8:20 the next morning, People magazine reported.

Bravo, who was born in Tangancícuaro, Mexico, and later moved to the U.S., was a fixture on E!'s “Chelsea Lately,” the network reported. The late-night show aired from 2007 to 2014.

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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,” Handler, 44, wrote in an Instagram post Sunday. “@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.”

She continued: “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!”

E! reported that Bravo “was treated for and overcame prostate cancer” during the show’s run.

According to “Entertainment Tonight,” authorities have not said what caused Bravo’s death. His body has been cremated, the entertainment outlet reported.