We've lost yet another animal celebrity in 2019, as Bruley the French Bulldog from Queer Eye has reportedly passed away. Known for series, owner shared he passed away. Fans of the popular Netflix series will recognize Bruley from his many appearances on the series, as the show's viewers loved the dog just as much as his human co-stars. Sadly, Bruley's owner Michelle Silva revealed on the famous dog's official Instagram account that the canine has suddenly passed away. Along with a photo of Silva holding Bruley in the dying dog's final moments, Silva wrote a lengthy message detailing Bruley's life and death, and it's nothing short of heartbreaking. Here's what Silva says in the photo's caption.
"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."
Silva works as a producer for Queer Eye, which is how Bruley was introduced into the series as one of its most lovable cast members. Also in the Instagram post, Silva opens up about how the aging dog was able to experience fame in the final year of his life. "Over the course of 16 episodes of Queer Eye, in just a few moments on screen, you guys all got a glimpse of the Bru I knew and loved," Silva stresses. Indeed, while Bruley's time on screen may have been limited, his lovable charm and personality instantly made him likable. It also helped tremendously that the pup was one of the cutest dogs on television. It's easy to understand Silva's heartbreak as Bruley truly seemed like an ideal companion.
Some of Bruley's colleagues have responded to the news of the dog's passing, with some of them expressing their thoughts on social media. "Breaks my heart. So sorry for your [loss] love," says Queer Eye design expert Bobby Berk tells Silva. Food and wine expert Antoni Porowski also posted a loving message on his own Instagram account once he received word of Bruley's death. "Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs to to heaven, little one," Porowski writes. Of course, the comments sections from each one of these Instagram posts are filled with heartbroken fans of the dog, offering their condolences to Silva and the Queer Eye crew.
Debuting on Netflix in 2018, Queer Eye serves as a reboot of the Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The basic premise of the series is that it follows a group of five gay professionals, dubbed the "Fab Five," as they provide complete makeovers for heterosexual men and women. The rebooted version of the series has proven to be a hit for Netflix, and since last year, it has already surpassed four seasons on the streaming service. That's not all, as a four-episode special called Queer Eye: We're in Japan! is set to premiere on Netflix on Nov. 1, 2019.
If Bruley is watching down from doggie heaven, he should be proud of the tremendous outpouring of love and support he is getting. By touching so many lives by way of entertaining Queer Eye viewers, the lovable canine will be sorely missed by his fans. Our condolences go to Silva at this time. News of Bruley's passing comes to us from Bruley on Instagram.