Mexican kid’s comic Xavier López, known as “Chabelo,” has died at the age of 88.
The beloved Mexican actor and comedian passed away on Thursday, March 25th, due to natural causes. López was best known for his role as “Chabelo” on the Mexican children’s television show “El Chavo del Ocho”, which ran from 1972 to 1978. He was also known for his roles in other Mexican sitcoms such as “Vecinos” and “Vecindario”.
López was born in Mexico City in 1935. He began his career in television in the 1950s, when he appeared in the variety show “Risas y Estrellas”. From there, his career skyrocketed, and he became a household name in Mexico for his comedic roles. He was known for his distinct voice and his signature catchphrase “¡Chabelo, qué chulo!”
In addition to his work in television, López released several albums of music, and authored books for children. He was also an advocate for children’s rights, and was a pioneer of the “Chabelo Foundation”, which worked to provide aid to underserved children in Mexico.
López’s death has been met with an outpouring of grief and condolences from family, friends, fans, and colleagues. He was a beloved figure in Mexico, and will be remembered for his legacy of laughter and joy. He is survived by his wife and two children.