Actress loses older brother to cancer at age 53

The Hollywood actress and her family are presently mourning the death of Carlos Mendez, who had lost his battle with cancer on April 17, 2016.

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According to a family source's social media posts, the "Hitch" actress and her family had a celebration of life service at the Church of the Recessional in Glendale, California, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Carlos had first been diagnosed with throat cancer almost two years ago, before he had finally lost his battle with the deadly disease.

Eva's younger brother, Carlo Mendez also shared an emotional Instagram post, describing his brother as:

“The funny charming genius comedian creative hot tempered crazy calm person that he was.

“I still can’t believe this happened.

“I’m crying as I write this and I have no idea how to cope with him being gone. … My life will never be the same without him.”

Eva had also shared a sweet photo of herself with Carlos from the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event last January via her Instagram page on April 1, with a simple heart emoji as the caption.

The expectant mother had introduced Katie Couric at the event, dedicating the evening to her brother who had accompanied her to the event, during her speech.

“Tonight I’m here with my family and my brother Carlos, who had [cancer] treatment today,” the actress revealed to the audience.

Carlos is survived by his siblings, parents, Juan and Eva, and his wife and their children, Matthew, 13, and Mia, 5.

May his soul rest in peace.

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