- Renowned Mexican actor and comedian Xavier López “Chabelo” dies at 88 due to abdominal complications, leaving a lasting impact on generations of fans.
- For 48 years, “Chabelo” hosted the beloved family program “En Familia con Chabelo,” creating lasting memories and iconic phrases.
- President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard, and other celebrities pay tribute to the late entertainer, expressing condolences and sharing fond memories.
This morning, journalist María Luisa Valdes Doria announced the death of Xavier López “Chabelo” according to the renowned entertainment communicator, who had access to the official statement issued by the family, the cause of death was due to abdominal complications. The information was also confirmed through the actor’s Twitter account.
“With a torn soul and knowing that many and many people have loved him for many years and will feel his departure, we ask you to pray for his rest and allow us to pass in peace the grief that overwhelms our entire family. López Miranda family,” reads the tweet shared on his official account.
As Valdes Doria preliminarily announced it, his Twitter account confirmed that the famous actor died due to abdominal complications, which would have happened shortly after 8:00 a.m.: “This is a very sad morning, Xavier López Chabelo, father, brother, and husband has left us suddenly, due to abdominal complications,” according to what the family informed the prominent journalist, the “friend of all children” had an intestinal perforation.
The sad news has caused much nostalgia among Internet users, who fondly remember “Chabelo” because, for 48 years, he headed the family program” En Familia con Chabelo,” which was broadcast uninterruptedly until 2015, where iconic phrases such as “Los Cuates de Provincia” and words like “Catafixia” and “Cuate” were born, which thousands of people relate to the famous program.
Reactions to the death of “Chabelo.”
The death of the iconic actor and comedian Xavier López “Chabelo” caused a great impact on Mexicans, who grew up with his presence on television through programs such as “En Familia con Chabelo,” soap operas, movies, and even though the songs he used to sing with his distinctive voice, which became his personal seal.
Among the personalities who mourned his passing this Saturday was the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who dedicated a few words to him a few minutes after the sad news was announced: “I embrace family and friends for the passing of Xavier López “Chabelo.” How could I forget that my eldest son used to wake up early to see him more than 40 years ago,” reads the message published on social networks.
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Likewise, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, sent his condolences to the family, friends, and followers of “Chabelo.” The head of the Mexico City Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, wrote on her social networks: “Mexican families will remember you with great affection “Chabelo.” My solidarity and condolences to his family and friends.”
On the other hand, sports journalist José Ramón Fernández posted an emotional tweet: “A referent of Mexican television. He marked an era, and his story is in the hearts of many generations every Sunday morning. Enjoyed him in their homes with his quiz show Rest in peace, the great actor and comedian, the eternal child, Xavier López #Chabelo.”
But one of the condolences that revived many memories in Mexican men and women, since he was a highly representative voice of the time of the famous “Chabelo” quiz show, is that of Jorge Alberto Aguilera, who was the voice in “En Familia con Chabelo,” since “Mr. Aguilera” encouraged the contestants, presented the options and the prizes. Through his Facebook page, he wrote: “The friend of all children, Xavier Lopez “Chabelo” passes away at 88 years of age from abdominal complications, report his relatives.”
It is worth remembering that “Chabelo” always showed himself to be a great fan of América since he saw the Águilas play against a Spanish team when he arrived in Mexico City at 9, which is why he became a loyal follower. In this context, the famous team dedicated an emotional message to him through Twitter after his departure: ” Club América regrets the sensitive passing of Xavier López “Chabelo,” emblematic figure of Mexican television and americanista at heart.”
Singer Tatiana took a moment to remember Xavier López; through her social networks, she dedicated a few words accompanied by photographs with the famous actor, whom she considered her friend:” I feel fortunate to have really known him as a friend, besides the great professional he always was. Thank you, #Chabelo. In the end, you are immortal in everyone’s heart.