"Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs go to heaven, little one," star Antoni Porowski wrote.
Bruley, the adorable French bulldog who became famous on "Queer Eye," has sadly passed away at the age of 10.
On Thursday, star Bobby Berk shared the sad news to his Instagram after the dog's owner made the heartbreaking announcement.
"RIP my furry little friend," the interior designer captioned a pic of himself with the cute pup. "You brought joy to so many with your jump kisses, grunts and even your farts."
"You were the best little sidekick we could have had," Berk continued. "You will be very missed by all including your mama @tinsely_ who my heart goes out to right now. I love YOU #bruleybru #queereye."
Starring in 16 episodes of "Queer Eye," Bruley not only stole the hearts of the Fab Five -- Berk, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness and Karamo Brown -- but the hearts of viewers and fans who watched him on screen.
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RIP my furry little friend. You brought joy to so many with your jump kisses, grunts and even your farts 💨. 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 #bruleybru #queereye
Bruley's mama, Michelle Silva, who is a producer on the "Queer Eye," broke the sad news to the pup's followers on his Instagram account and wrote a heartbreaking tribute to her "everything." According to Silva, Bruley had been suffering from heart problems, had a heart attack, and died in her arms.
"My whole heart. My love bug. My best friend," the television producer began in the lengthy caption. "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."
She continued, "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 went on to describe adventures they went on together and how Bruley was the "ultimate copilot." She also added that the pup was not only loved by friends and family but 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," she added.
"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."
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
Silva concluded by expressing that she will carry on Bruley's legacy and get involved in helping other dogs with similar issues.
"It's been so fun capturing his spirit and sharing more with you all here," she wrote. "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," she added. "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."
(You can read Silva's full post here. Warning: It's difficult to get through without crying.)
Porowski shared Silva's post to his Instagram Stories Thursday and wrote, "Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs go to heaven, little one."
The "Queer Eye" Netflix account also tweeted the sad news.
"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," they wrote. "We hope you have an endless supply of treats to munch on."
R.I.P. Bruley. You will be missed.
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