Xavier López, better known for his character ‘Chabelo’, died this Saturday, March 25, at the age of 88. The news was shared by his own family through his Twitter account.
His work as a host on the show In family with Chabelo marked more than one generation, because for 48 years it was common for young and old to spend their Sunday mornings in front of the television to enjoy their occurrences and the classic cataphyxia. Now his legacy will remain in the memories and in the hearts of all those who once smiled at his side.
The López Miranda family confirmed the death of the beloved driver through social networks.
This is a very sad morning, Xavier López Chabelo, father, brother and husband has left us suddenly, due to abdominal complications.
With a torn soul and knowing that many and many people have loved him for many years and that they will feel his departure, we ask you to pray for his rest and give us the opportunity to spend in peace the mourning that overwhelms our entire family. Lopez Miranda family.
The news of his departure has caused a shock in the world of entertainment and his followers, who have already sent their condolences to the family and have even thanked the late driver for giving them the best memories of their childhood.
Xavier López was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 17, 1935, at the age of one. He and his parents returned to Mexico, where he continued to live for the next several years.
During his youth he studied medicine and over the years he became involved in the entertainment industry, getting to know Ramiro Gamboa, better known as Tío Gamboín, who gave him the opportunity to participate in his program telling jokes under the character of Chabelo, name that he adopted for his career.
With the passage of time, Chabelo’s career grew, participating in various films and having his own family program. In family with Chabelo.