The Fab Five of Queer Eye were recently upset to hear the news of Bruley, the French bulldog’s passing.
Fans of Queer Eye know Bruley as a familiar face throughout seasons three and four of the show. The friendly creature became a sort of mascot for the show and an adorable reoccurring character. But unfortunately, Michelle Silva, a producer for the program and owner to Bruley, announced on Instagram that Bru sadly passed due to heart problems.
“Bru had been suffering from heart problems, and an instant heart attack was a possibility,” explained Silva. “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.”
She later added, “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.”
In honor of Bruley, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, and the official Queer Eye Twitter page wrote goodbye messages on social media.
“You brought joy to so many with your jump kisses, grunts and even your farts,” wrote Bobby Berk. “You were the best little sidekick we could have had.”
Our baby Bru 😭 https://t.co/2HhQpd8wv4
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) October 4, 2019
The Queer Eye Twitter page then said, “Each time we returned to our loft in Kansas City you were always there to greet us and that brought us so much joy. We hope you have an endless supply of treats to munch on.”
RIP to our dear bru bru! Each time we returned to our loft in Kansas City you were always there to greet us and that brought us so much joy. We hope you have an endless supply of treats to munch on 🦴💖 pic.twitter.com/gL4bf4RCGp
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) October 3, 2019
We would like to send our own condolences to Michelle Silva and the rest of the Queer Eye crew. We will miss Bruley and think dearly of him still.