Chespirito has died at the ripe old age of 85 this week; his passing is already being mourned by many Mexican and some U.S. fans alike. While his nickname may be Chespirito, the Mexican comedian and talented screenwriter was formally known as Roberto Gómez Bolaños. Food World News confirms this Sunday, November 30, 2014, that the 85-year-old has dealt with a number of health problems for years, and finally passed away from a heart attack earlier this Thanksgiving weekend.
Headlines of Chespirito dies have stunned millions of Mexicans throughout the nation on our southern border. The news was confirmed only yesterday that the 85-year-old had passed away shortly after Thanksgiving, having suffered a massive heart attack. With his born name being Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the comedian passed away in his home of Cancun, Mexico.
While some Americans may not be familiar with his work, Chespirito is a beloved star, having appeared in a number of popular shows and recurring characters such as “El Chapulin Colorado,” “El Chavo del Ocho,” and “El Chavo del 8.” In fact, these guises even led to the creation of a U.S. cartoon character that U.S. fans may be more aware of — Bumblebee Man. In light of his death, Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, recently spoke out with a powerful statement about the comedian: “Mexico has lost an icon whose work has transcended generations and borders.”
With little doubt, Chespirito’s death will be a difficult blow for the Mexican entertainment industry. The 85-year-old was not only a creative character and skilled actor on the small screen, but he also served as a remarkable screenwriter. The star has even helped pen a number of plays and movies ever since he was a young man in the 1950s and 1960s. Bolaños even helped compose ideas for a number of radio shows in Mexico.
According to a report from the Chronicle Express News on the Chespirito dies story, the executive director of Televisa Consumer Products declared this weekend that Roberto Gómez Bolaños will always be remembered for his contributions to children, to television, and to Mexico as a country. Even some of his avid fans in life are only learning about all of his accomplishment now that the 85-year-old has passed away this holiday weekend.
Some additional information is also provided regarding Chespirito’s death and incredible career as a comedian and screenwriter. Prior to his passing from a heart attack this week, the 85-year-old began his life in 1929, having been born in Mexico. He was learning to be an engineer when he started to dabble in the world of comedy and writing. The media apparently became aware of Chespirito’ creative genius in the mid 1950s, and he was quickly hired on after writing a number of films, theater plays, and dozens of episodes ready for the TV screen.
Roberto Gómez Bolaños was only just learning about the modern world as he entered his 80s in terms of age. In 2011, Chespirito joined Twitter, and produced his first tweet on the hit social media site. The drive comedian wrote: “Hello. I’m Chespirito. I’m 82 years old and this is my first tweet. This is my debut. All the good people, follow me!” Hundreds of thousands of followers soon began following him. Chespirito will certainly be remembered as an incredible man, a stunning talent, and even in light of his death, a heartfelt memory that left a great impact on his country.