Former Disney Actor Dead at 49 THR
An actor who appeared in a popular Disney series and other television roles, along with performances in a number of feature films, has died.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Escobar, known for his role on Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire,” died Dec. 13 of complications from diabetes. He was 49.
Escobar played the teacher Mr. Escobar opposite Hilary Duff on the Disney series from 2001-2002, also appearing in the role in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" in 2003. He had a recurring role on “Dharma & Greg” and appeared on a number of TV shows, including “Weeds,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
His film roles included “Blow,” “The Mexican” and “Sympathy for Delicious.”