Photos: Remembering ‘Chespirito’ on anniversary of his death
Iconic Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, better known as “Chespirito,” died on November 28, 2014, at the age of 85. Bolaños wrote and played the boy television character “El Chavo del Ocho” that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children. He changed comedy in Latin America, taking his inspiration from Laurel and Hardy as well as Mexico’s other transcendent comedian who eventually made it to Hollywood, Cantinflas.
File – Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos “Chespirito”, poses during the launching of a television series on October 10, 2006 in Mexico City. The iconic Mexican comedian who also wrote and played the boy television character “El Chavo del Ocho” defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Nov. 28, 2014, at age 85. (LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
In this undated photo released by the television network Televisa on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos poses for a photo as his famous character Chespirito. According to Televisa, where he worked, the famed comedian died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. He was 85. (AP Photo/Televisa)