Los Angeles: 'Ghost Rider' actress Eva Mendes is mourning the death of her older brother Carlos, who died earlier this month after a long battle with throat cancer.
Carlos died on April 17 at the age of 53. The actress and her family held a memorial service this week, reported Ace Showbiz.
Younger brother Carlo Mendez broke the sad news on Instagram, writing, "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 wrote.
"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."
Earlier this month, Eva shared on Instagram a sweet picture of Carlos with her.