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Eva Mendes and her family are mourning the loss of her older brother Juan Carlos who has died at the age of 53 after a two-year-long battle with throat cancer.

Eva's younger brother Carlo broke the sad news on Instagram with the following post, which mourned the devastating loss for the whole Mendes clan, including Juan Carlos's two children who are aged 13 and 5.

If you can't read the touching caption on your smart phone, it reads:

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 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.

Mendes herself has not yet spoken out about the sad loss within the family, but just three weeks ago she shared a touching black and white image of her with Carlos at a Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer event. It was captioned simply with a heart emoji.

Juan Carlos died on April 17 and his funeral took place on April 26. We send our condolences to the family during this difficult time.

(Source: ET Online)


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