Chelsea Handler remembered her late older brother Chet on the 33rd anniversary of his death.
The 42-year-old comedian shared an old picture of her brother smiling, writing: “33 years ago this month my brother Chet died. He was 22, and the oldest of 6 kids. We were never 6 again. Only 5. The number was never the right number again.”
“But, because of that day, I learned how to live and love and laugh and to: Show up. Stand up. Love up. Argue. Fight. Make up. Show up again. Go to bat for people. Tell them you love them. Defend your friends. Stand up for yourself. Give away the things you have in excess. Give away the things you love the most. This is the only chance we get. Make it count. Live a little.”
Chelsea has previously revealed that her brother died after he fell off a cliff in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, over three decades ago.She said it was heartbreaking as a child to see her parents in mourning.
“In hindsight it really kept us as a tight-knit group, because it was so tragic and awful. Ultimately, it was kind of a beautiful gift because we all value each other so much,” she says.
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