Comedian and Actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos Dies at 85

Roberto Gomez Bolanos

Famous Mexican Comedian and Actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos has been announced dead as of Friday, November 28, 2014.

Known as “Chespirito,” which is a play on ‘Little Shakespeare,’ he not only wrote and played the main character of “El Chavo del Ocho,” but also helped Televisa to become a major global company.

Roberto Gomex Bolanos was known for creating and playing many different characters. One of which was “El Chapulin Colorado” or The Red Grasshopper. This hero had red overalls and yellow trucks, it might sound familiar to some because it inspired one of the characters in sitcom The Simpsons; Bumblebee Man.┬áHe changed comedy and influenced many with his creation of more than 20 films and hundreds of television episodes. Even now he has more than six million followers on Twitter.

According to Televisa, Roberto Gomez Bolanos passed away in his home in Cancun, Mexico, his cause of death has not yet been announced.

By Garrett Jutte
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