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Queer Eye Bulldog Bruley Dies After Heart Attack

Bruley

Bruley — the beloved French bulldog who appeared on Queer Eye — has passed over the rainbow bridge.

Michelle Silva, a producer on the Netflix reality series and Bruley's companion, announced his passing Thursday in a moving message posted to Bruley's Instagram account.

"My whole heart. My love bug. My best friend. My constant. My soul mate. My everything," Silva wrote of her loved one. "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," Silva shared. "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."

Bruley found fame — and nearly 300,000 Instagram followers — through his guest appearances alongside the Fab Five in seasons 2 and 3 of Queer Eye. In her remembrance, Silva shared memories of traveling with the dog in his final year, such as how he loved to look out the airplane window, was "the ultimate copilot" in the car, and was loved even by "non-dog people" for his "jump kiss."

"I always had to explain to people that he wouldn’t buy you dinner first, he just went in for the full make-out," Silva joked. 

"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," Silva said. "He was hilarious, stubborn, sometimes inappropriate, and always a sucker for a snack. He was pure love."

Bruley's heart problems had inspired Silva to look into creating a website with merchandise that would benefit dogs with similar ailments. She is also exploring launching a nonprofit for bulldog rescue.

Members of the Fab Five also shared loving tributes to Bruley. “Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs go to heaven, little one," Antoni Porowski wrote in his Instagram Story.

“RIP my furry little friend. You brought joy to so many with your jump kisses, grunts and even your farts,” Bobby Berk wrote in an Instagram post of himself with the pooch. “You were the best little sidekick we could have had. You will be very missed by all including your mama @tinsely_who my heart goes out to right now. I love YOU."

"It’s no secret now. You were my favorite Uncle," Tinsley, through Bruley's account, wrote in response to Berk's message. "Thank you for loving me and my mama."

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