The 42-year-old's younger brother, Carlo Mendez, revealed the sad news on his Instagram on April 17, captioning a sweet snap with Carlos:
"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 also added that his brother is survived by two young children, writing:
"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."
She reminds us so much of a young Carla Bruni! Or even a bit of Elizabeth Taylor!
The 19-year-old was ecstatic over the milestone and wrote:
"I can't believe it!!! My first VOGUE cover !!!🌟🌟Thank you@vogueturkiye and my wonderful@sebastianfaena & so talented@koncaaykan for creating such an amazing story with me🌟🌟Thank you@annemarieleonie @jonathan_bender@ivanbart & @imgmodels I LOVE you guys so much & am so thankful for you!💋❤️ I feel so grateful, proud and excited!!! 😍🦄🍭Wearing my darling @riccardotisci17@givenchyofficial Of course❤️🍿"
The first of many more to come, we can be sure! We're excited to see what the future holds for her!
Be sure to check out Bella's sexy spread in the gallery (above)!
On Wednesday, CatherineGiudici and Sean Lowe enjoyed a baby shower in honor of their first child together. The cute bash was held in New York City and was graciously sponsored by the laundry detergent company Dreft.
The reality couple, who first announced their pregnancy back in December, looked absolutely thrilled to celebrate the special day full of delicious gender-neutral (the sex of the baby will be a surprise), cakes and sweet onesies. Not to mention the pair both looked amazing!
While Catherine opted for a striped dress and fancy red sneakers, Sean went for a well-fitted suit. Talk about dashing parents-to-be!