Eva Mendes is sadly mourning the loss of her beloved brother.

The 42-year-old actress's older sibling, Carlos Mendez, died at age 53 on Sunday, April 17 after battling cancer, according to Us Weekly. Carlos was diagnosed with throat cancer nearly two years ago.

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Just a few days before her brother's passing, Eva — who is pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling — took to Instagram on Friday, April 1 to post a poignant, black and white photo of herself posing with Carlos.

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She captioned the image simply with one heart emoji.

Our thoughts are with Eva's family during this difficult time.