Xavier Lopez Rodriguez, also known as Chabelo, a famous Mexican comedian and performer, passed away on March 25 at the age of 88. He died of stomach illness, according to a Facebook post. of prominent journalist Deborah Estrella, who said he was hospitalized. came to CDMX for digestive illness and expired around 8am. Xavier’s family announced his death on his Twitter account, where they posted a notice that read:
Heartbroken and knowing that so many people have loved him for many years and will feel his passing, please pray for his rest and allow us to get through the pain that has engulfed us all. Our family is in peace. Miranda Lopez’s family.”
His relatives also shared the following tweet:
“This is a very sad morning; Xavier Lopez Chabelo, father, brother and husband, suddenly passed away from abdominal complications.”
On Twitter, users are paying their respects to the famous comedian.
Xavier Lopez Rodriguez has been known over the years for his remarkable comic work and frequent television appearances. Needless to say, his work has influenced the lives of many people, especially the children who adored him.
Mexican actor Xavier López Rodriguez, who played the iconic character Chabel on television for nearly five decades, died Saturday, his official Twitter account announced. He lived to be 88 years old due to complications in the abdomen.😢 pic.twitter.com/6DwzHxxGky
– Summer (@renmusb1) March 25, 2023
#Ahora || Xavier López Rodríguez, better known as “Chabelo”, died at the age of 88. Conductor Fue durante 48 años del programa para niños titulado En familia con Chabelo, Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/Nac1lyjOGG
– Juan Carlos Valerio (@JCarlos_Valerio) March 25, 2023
As news of his death spread on social media, many sincere condolences were sent. Journalist Antonio de Valdes posted a video of Xavier performing the comedy on Facebook, writing that he will be remembered for the hundreds of laughs he brought to the audience.
Chabelo is known for his comic abilities.
Xavier was born on February 17, 1935, in the central Mexican city of Leon, and served at a military station in California. He then studied medicine in Mexico and worked as a doctor in a private clinic, as well as a part-time assistant at the offices of the Mexican network Televisa. He quickly started filling in performers who couldn’t attend performances and once told a radio joke about a kid named Chabelo. This led to the creation of a new character who was also the face of Pepsi in the 1950s. Xavier has appeared in a number of commercials over the years.
Xavier became famous after appearing in the game En Familia con Chabelo. It aired for about 45 years, including Xavier, and the comedian won a Guinness World Record for his 57-year performance in the character. Xavier appeared in several other films and produced shows such as La Escuelita VIP and Los Simuladores. According to Mexican writer Laura Martinez, almost no one is familiar with Xavier’s writing style. On Saturday afternoons, his videos are broadcast and he fights with various animals.