Chespirito Dies at 85

Nov 28, 2014
4:54 PM

Several Spanish-language outlets have confirmed that legendary actor/writer Roberto Gómez Bolaños, also known as Chespirito, has died from heart failure today in Cancún. He was 85. Chespirito will forever be known as the genius behind “El Chavo del Ocho” and “El Chapulín Colorado,” two iconic characters known throughout Latin America and the United States. Chespirito’s body of work transcended generations and pop culture. This afternoon, #RIPChespirito has become a loving tribute to Bolaños Gómez.