Iconic Mexican comedian ‘Chespirito’ dies at 85

Iconic Mexican comedian Chespirito dies at 85Mexican actor and comedian Robert Gomez Bolanos, known as “Chespirito,” died Friday at age 85, Televisa television network said.

Gomez Bolanos is best known for writing and playing the character “El Chavo del Ocho” and is credited with changing comedy in Latin America. The cause of death was not immediately released.

Photo: In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, Roberto Gomez Bolanos, popularly known as Chespirito, waves during an event in his honor at the National Auditorium in Mexico City.