Eva Mendes’ Brother Carlos Dies Of Cancer At 53
Eva Mendes and her family are mourning the loss of their older brother Carlos Mendez, who has died from throat cancer at 53.
The actress lost her sibling, who the family called Juan Carlos, on April 17. His death was later confirmed by younger brother Carlo Mendez on Instagram. “With absolute pain and sadness in my heart this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through in my life and as I’m writing this I’m still in disbelief. My brother has passed away peacefully this morning,” he wrote. “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for those who have prayed and have kept my brother in your thoughts and who wished him to get better.”
The late Mendez’ younger sibling continued, “He fought with all his might and power and gave cancer one hell of a fight. He leaves behind behind a 13 year old and a 5 year old. I love you my brother may god bless you and I’ll see you once again.” The actress and her family held a memorial service for Mendez on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the actress posted a black and white Instagram photo of herself and her brother (above) attending the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event. And earlier this year, Mendes posted another shot of her brother, writing, “My brother Juan Carlos. Sending him so much love today as he continues his battle with cancer. I love you big brother.” Gossip Cop extends condolences to the actress and her family.