NY Times

Popular Mexican TV Star Dies

Dec 1, 2014  •  Post A Comment

One of the most popular stars of Mexican television has died. The New York Times reports that Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known by his nickname Chespirito, died Friday in Cancun at the age of 85.

The comic actor was known worldwide for his characters El Chavo and El Chapulín Colorado. Through reruns, his Televisa sitcom “El Chavo del Ocho” — which debuted in 1971 — “remains one of the network’s most famous and lucrative franchises,” The Times said, even though the series ended production in 1992.

Roberto Gomez Bolanos-Chespirito

Roberto Gomez Bolanos — “Chespirito”

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