You most certainly know Bruley if you’ve been binge watching Queer Eye on Netflix. He’s just the adorable little cream-colored French bulldog who hangs out with the Fab Five at their apartment.

Sadly, Bruley’s owner Michelle Silva shared the devastating news: Bruley has passed away.

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My whole heart. My love bug. My best friend. My constant. My soul mate. My everything. I brought him home when he was 9 weeks old on a rainy day in New York City. Ten years later on a rainy day in LA, he passed away in my arms on my bedroom floor. Bru had been suffering from heart problems, and an instant heart attack was a possibility. He just had too much love and heart for his physical body. It all happened so fast, but I held him as he took his last breath, and I was able to tell him I loved him the very most. I told him everyday I loved him more than anything in the world, and I reminded him of that over and over as he slipped out of this life. My best friend and boyfriend held us both. He gave me more than I could have ever given him, and I was able to thank him for allowing me to be his mom. He chose me. We got to experience so much together; he loved traveling on planes and looking out the window! He was the ultimate copilot in the car when he wasn’t dangerously sprawled out across my lap as I drove. He was so very loved by my family and friends and even “non dog people.” He mastered the “jump kiss,” and I always had to explain to people that he wouldn’t buy you dinner first, he just went in for the full make-out. In the last year of his life, he found fame! Over the course of 16 episodes of @queereye, in just a few moments on screen, you guys all got a glimpse of the Bru I knew and loved. He was hilarious, stubborn, sometimes inappropriate, and always a sucker for a snack. He was pure love. It’s been so fun capturing his spirit and sharing more with you all here. I’ve taken a few days to process and grieve and figure out what’s next. I’ve realized, I don’t want to stop sharing the best of Bru. I also want to show you a little of what it was like the last few months dealing with an ailing dog in heart failure as more and more dogs are being diagnosed with the same issues. I was so close to completing Bru’s website with long-awaited merch. I’ll get there in time. I’ve also been exploring non-profit opportunities and getting involved in bulldog rescue. There is so much Bru inspired, and it’s so much bigger than I even realized. (Cont. below)

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“I brought [Bruley] home when he was nine weeks old on a rainy day in New York City,” Michelle wrote on Instagram. “Ten years later on a rainy day in LA, he passed away in my arms on my bedroom floor.”

She continued to explain that Bruley had been suffering from heart problems. An instant heart attack led into his death.

“He just had too much love and heart for his physical body. It all happened so fast, but I held him as he took his last breath, and I was able to tell him I loved him the very most,” Michelle said. “I told him every day I loved him more than anything in the world, and I reminded him of that over and over as he slipped out of this life.”

“In the last year of his life, he found fame!” said Michelle, who was also a producer of Queer Eye. “Over the course of 16 episodes of @queereye, in just a few moments on screen, you guys all got a glimpse of the Bru I knew and loved.”

“He was hilarious, stubborn, sometimes, inappropriate, and always a sucker for a snack. He was pure love.”

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