Xavier López Obituary, Death – Mexican children’s comedian Xavier López, better known by his stage name “Chabelo,” passed away on Saturday at the age of 88, according to a statement released by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The most famous of Lopez’s works, the Sunday variety show “En Family with Chabelo,” was on the air for an incredible 48 years, from 1967 to 2015, making it Mexico’s longest-running television show. On his Twitter account, the President of Mexico wrote that his own eldest son, José Ramón, “woke up early to see him (on television) more than 40 years ago. López, who was not related in any way to the president, continued to perform in childlike attire far into his 80s, as was his custom. He was a pioneer in the field of adult comedy performing in childlike costumes, which went on to become a mainstay of Mexican television for decades. Because of his remarkable longevity and the fact that he sang his whole career in a childlike rasp, there was a running joke that he would outlive everyone else in the entertainment industry.
According to López’s agent, Jessica Nevilley, he passed away early on Saturday. Later on Saturday, a private funeral service will be performed in his honor.
López, a citizen of the United States, was born in Chicago to Mexican parents. When he was a small boy, he moved back to Mexico with his family and began his medical education there. Yet he eventually realized that acting was his true vocation.
On the comic’s official Facebook page, his family shared the news that Lopez “passed away unexpectedly from abdominal complications.”
His wife and many children, including his youngest kid, survived him.