Chabelo, the Charector of Mexican children's comic, passed away at the age of 88.

López's most famous creation, the Sunday variety show "En Familia con Chabelo," ran for an impressive 48 years, from 1967 to 2015.


The Mexican President mentioned on his Twitter account that his eldest son, José Ramón, used to wake up early more than 40 years ago to watch Chabelo on television.


Xavier López's agent, Jessica Nevilley, confirmed that he passed away on Saturday morning and stated that details regarding his funeral would be announced later.


Xavier López was born to Mexican parents in Chicago but moved to Mexico as a child. Despite training as a doctor, he found his true passion in acting.


According to a statement made by the comic's family on his fan page, López passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to his abdomen.


Last and Final Photo of Mr. Chabelo as Shown in Public