Mexican children's comic Chabelo dies at 88


in Mexico City President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on Saturday that Xavier López, a Mexican children's comic better known by his stage name "Chabelo," had passed away at the age of 88.

The Sunday variety programme En Familia con Chabelo, which is Lopez's most well-known creation, ran for an astounding 48 years, from 1967 to 2015.

According to the Mexican president's tweets, José Ramón, his eldest son, "woke up early to see him (on television) more than 40 years ago."

Despite being in his 80s, López, who had no relation to the president, frequently performed while dressed as a child.

He contributed to the development of an adult comics subgenre that was a mainstay of Mexican television for many years.

His endurance; he performed for the duration of his career in a child's raspy squeak. — sparked the joking notion that he would outlive everyone else in the entertainment industry.

Jessica Nevilley, Lopez's agent, confirmed his passing on Saturday morning and said funeral arrangements would be revealed later.

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