Chabelo: Mexican comic Xavier Lopez, ‘Chabelo,’ dies at 88

Mexico City –

Mexican children’s comic Xavier Lopez, better known by his stage name Chavelo, has died at the age of 88, President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote Saturday.

Lopez’s most famous work, the Sunday variety show “En Familia con Chabelo”, was Mexico’s longest-running TV show for an astonishing 48 years, from 1967 to 2015.

The president of Mexico wrote on his Twitter account that his eldest son, Jose Ramon, “woke up early to see him (on TV) more than 40 years ago.”

Lopez, who had nothing to do with the president, usually performed in children’s clothing until his 80s. Contributed to the discovery of the comic genre.

His longevity — he played with the raspy squeak of a child throughout his career — has led to joking speculation that he will outlive anyone else in show business.

Lopez’s agent, Jessica Neville, said he died Saturday morning.

A US citizen, he was born in Chicago to Mexican parents.At a young age, Lopez returned to Mexico with his family to train as a doctor.However, he found his calling in acting. I was.

The comic family wrote on his fan page that Lopez “died suddenly of abdominal complications.”

He was survived by several children and his wife.

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