Another sad day in the world of entertainment as Chuy Bravo, the actor that was known as Chelsea Handler’s sidekick, died at the age of 63.
Jesus Melgoza, his real name, died on Sunday, the 15th of December while he was in Mexico City for a visit with his family. He had a stomachache on Saturday and was rushed to a nearby restaurant where he died later. The cause of his death is still not clear. His family in Mexico did a service for him.
Bravo migrated to the US when he was 15 years old. Bravo and Handler have been known to be close.
She even made a birthday tribute to him on Instagram a week before he died.
She shared a photo of them and made the message Happy Birthday to my OG Nugget @chuybravo. I love this picture because–not only does it look like Chuy just launched out of my Pikachu, I look like a member of ZZ Top. Happy birthdayChuy, and thank you for eight years of heavy petting.
Before he came to Chelsea Lately, he starred in different movies like “The Honeymooners” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At the World’s End”. Bravo also competed in the reality competition series “Splash”.
Although he was more loved by the people when his role was with Handler. He appeared on the E! Show from 2007 to 2014 and audience remember him better being called as Handler’s “Little Nugget” regarding it for his dwarfism.
When news broke about his death, Handler made a post again in honour of him, and fans are just touched by it. Handler made a photo collage of the two of them.
“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 laugh 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!”
Her post was flooded with supportive comments and condolences for the loss of her dearest friend, Bravo.
In 2012, Chuy Bravo had been treated for prostate cancer and was recovering from alcoholism. He founded The Little Nugget Foundation in his hometown in Mexico. This is for the support of people battling against addiction. During an interview, he was saying “I have been through a lot in my life, but I’ve overcome my struggles, and now I’m finally living my life.”