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The Fab Five have shared emotional tributes after hearing the news that the Queer Eye dog, Bruley, has died after suffering heart problems. 

We have some sad news from the usually-fabulous world of Queer Eye today (4 October). It’s been confirmed on social media that the Queer Eye dog, Bruley, has died after suffering from heart problems. Bruley, who was owned by one of the Queer Eye producers, found same on the show after he kept wondering onto the set. He was often filmed being picked up by one of the Fab Five, who would snuggle with him on the sofa in the Fab Five Loft to watch the transformations videos. 

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Making the announcement in an emotional post on Instagram, Bruley’s owner Michelle Silva, said: “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.”

Jonathan Van Ness has shared a post about Bruley, captioning it: “Our baby Bru [crying emoji face].”

Bobby Berk left a comment on Silva’s post, writing: “Breaks my heart. So sorry for your loss love.” He then shared his own touching tribute on his own feed.

Berk wrote: “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.”

Antoni Porowski also shared a photo on his Instagram Stories, along with the caption: “Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs go to heaven, little one.”

Just a few days ago. Silva had uploaded a photo of Bruley with the Queer Eye stars on his Instagram account.

Although Tan France and Karamo Brown are yet to personally comment, the official Queer Eye Twitter account shared photos and captioned them: “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.”

The internet has also shown its heartbreak with many people paying tributes on Twitter. 

The news came just a couple of months after Van Ness announced the death of his cat Bug. 

But if there’s one thing that the Fab Five do so well, it’s staying upbeat, supportive and positive in the face of sad news and life events. 

Just recently, Van Ness revealed his HIV diagnosis in a New York Times article ahead of the release of his memoirs Over The Top. He then showed how the Fab Five had supported him in a social media post that he shared after taking some time out.

“Taking the next few days to rest up and spend time with my bittens and mom before the book tour gets going,” he said. “I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m ready. [And I] just want to say thank you all so much, especially my Queer Eye family and countless other friends and family for reaching out today.”

Although we’re delighted that Queer Eye has been renewed for another season at Netflix in 2020, Bruley will definitely be missed.

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