Eva Mendes’ older brother has died after battling cancer. According to People Magazine, 53-year-old Carlos Mendez died on April 17. The news was confirmed by Eva’s other brother, Carlo, 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. 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. He fought with all his might and power and gave cancer one hell of a fight. He leaves 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,” Carlo posted.
Eva Mendes (who is currently pregnant with her second child) has not made mention of her brother’s passing. She posted the photo below four weeks ago.
A photo posted by Eva Mendes (@evamendes) on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:41pm PDT
The picture was taken at the Stand Up To Cancer event back in January.
The Mendes family held a memorial service for Carlos on Tuesday.