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Children dressed as "El Chapulin Colorado," or The Red Grasshopper, the character Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos was known for, release doves during the comedian's memorial service in Mexico City. | (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Workers sift through salt ponds at the Maras mines in Cuzco, Peru. Show More Summary

Comedian Chespirito's work wasn't just laughs, it was also about class

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It is difficult to overstate the influence that Roberto Gómez Bolaños had on the childhoods of Spanish-speakers all over the globe.

Generations of Latin Americans Say Goodbye to Comedian ‘Chespirito’

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the man behind Latin American hero "El Chapulín Colorado," died at age 85.

Thousands Of Fans Gather To Honor The Memory Of Beloved Comedian Chespirito

The death of beloved Mexican comedian Chespirito, born, Roberto Gómez Bolaños has been a great loss to the entertainment world. Chespirito, 85, died from heart failure Friday afternoon in Cancuin. His funeral was held inside the studio where he spent much of his life. Show More Summary

Funeral For Chespirito, The Simpsons-Related Mexican Comedy Icon [Videos]

The Mexican TV comedy legend, Chespirito, died on November 28, 2014 at the age of 85 in Cancun, Mexico according to The BBC. Chespirito was a nickname and he was legally known as Roberto Gómez Bolaños. In America, many people that follow...Show More Summary

Popular Mexican Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanõs, Known as "Chespirito," Dies at 85

Mexican comedian and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolaños, known by his nickname "Chespirito," passed awayFriday, reports The Los Angeles Times. He was 85. Bolaños had been battling respiratory problems and died of a heart attack at his home in Cancun. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com El Chapulin Colorado El Chavo Live

Iconic Mexican Comedian Chespirito Dead at 85

One of Latin America's biggest comedy stars, Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known as Chespirito, died Friday in Cancun from heart failure. He was 85. The beloved comedian's career spanned six decades and was highlighted by his signature roles roles in the Televisa series El Chavo del Ocho, El Chapulin Colorado and Chespirito. Show More Summary

The World Mourns 'Chespirito' With Heartwarming Illustrations

In an outpouring of love and respect for a comedic legend and Latin American icon, fans mourned the death of Roberto Gómez Bolaños on twitter. Bolaños died of unspecified causes in Cancún on Friday. He was 85. In a matter of minutes,...Show More Summary

Latin America mourns death of Mexican comedy idol ‘Chespirito’ at age 85

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Mexico’s iconic television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died Friday aged 85. Gómez Bolaños died in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun, where he retired years ago due to...

Chespirito Dead -- Iconic Mexican Comedian Dies at 85

Chespirito -- a.k.a. Roberto Gomez Bolanos -- died Friday in Mexico.The iconic comedian passed away at his home... according to Televisa -- the company he worked with for most of his career.Bolanos was beloved for his main character role on the…

Mexican Comic Icon "Chesprito" Dies

Famed Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños passed away today at the age of eighty-five at his home in Cancún.Prior to becoming an actor, Bolaños was an amateur boxer, studied engineering in college and wrote scripts for film and TV. Show More Summary

Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.

Roberto Gomez Bolanos dies at 85; Mexican comedian known as Chespirito

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character el Chavo del Ocho that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He was 85.

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Better Known As Chespirito, Dead At 85

Roberto Gómez Bolaños -- better known among his fans as “Chespirito” -- died on Friday in Cancún, the Mexican news media reports. He was 85. Mexican broadcaster Televisa, for whom Gómez Bolaños worked, first reported the news. The cause...Show More Summary

Things to Clear Up

A couple months ago, Melville House published a biography of Roberto Bolaño, constructed from interviews the author gave throughout his life. At Full-Stop, Andrew Mitchell Davenport reads the biography, suggesting that the preponderance of myths about the author “makes elucidating Bolaño’s biography a moral issue.” Pair with: our own Garth Risk Hallberg’s Bolaño syllabus.

A Little Lumpen Novelita

The latest Bolaño, reviewed at M&L. In one of the monologues that make up the long middle section of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, the eccentric architect Quim Font attempts a taxonomy of reading. There are books, he tells us, for when you’re happy and when you’re sad, for when you’re bored and when you’re calm. Show More Summary

A Little Lumpen Novelita review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Roberto Bolaño's A Little Lumpen Novelita, now available in English from New Directions. Yet another Bolaño ? Yes -- but it's not a posthumous one dug out of some drawer:...Show More Summary

Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe

So translator Chris Andrews wrote a book on Bolaño: Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe. I’m pretty excited for this one. Andrews is one smart guy, and he’s a fantastic translator who has been extremely close to a number to Bolaño’s best novels. Show More Summary

Our Stonecutters

Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Stonecutter. In the most recent issue, you’ll find our own Lydia Kiesling’s essay on cigarettes and literature; in Issue #2, you’ll find Mark O’Connell discussing Roberto Bolaño’s Between Parentheses. You read that correctly: 50% of all Stonecutter issues feature Millions staffers.

Chris Andrews Q & A

In the Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) Tina Edward Gunawardhana has a Q & A with Chris Andrews -- translator of several books by Roberto Bolaño, as well as books by authors such as César Aira (such as Varamo) and most recently Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa.

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