Iconic Mexican Comedian Chespirito Dead at 85

One of Latin America’s biggest comedy stars, Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known as Chespirito, died Friday in Cancun from heart failure. He was 85. The beloved comedian’s career spanned six decades and was highlighted by his signature roles roles in the Televisa series El Chavo del Ocho, El Chapulin Colorado and Chespirito. Chespirito’s┬áRed Grasshopper character from El Chapulin Colorado served as inspiration for Bumblebee Man on The Simpsons. “Mexico has lost an icon whose work has transcended generations and borders,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted.


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