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Beloved Mexican Legend Roberto Gómez Bolaños, "Chespirito," Remembered On Twitter

The Mexican actor/comedian suffered a fatal heart attack in Cancun, Mexico at the age of 85. Beautiful and sad messages flooded social media.

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The actor and director had been suffering from deteriorating health in recent years. Most recently in May, doctors had lost hope for a full recovery, according to Univision Noticias.

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Bolaños had remained in stable condition, but lost all mobility according to his son Roberto Gómez Fernández. Doctors told the family back in April to "brace themselves for the worst."

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Bolaños was born in 1929 in Mexico City. He studied engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) before dedicating himself full-time to writing scripts for television and film.

His popular sketch comedy show Chespirito debuted in 1968, that spawned his now famous characters like El Chavo and El Chapulin Colorado.

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He was nicknamed Chespirito after director Agustin P. Delgado referred to Bolaños as "Little Shakespeare" or "Shakespearito."

El Chavo del 8, his most famous show, lasted from 1971 to 1992. The show was a staple of Mexican television, and reached audiences throughout Latin America and the United States.

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The comedy show often included other memorable characters like La Chilindrina, Quico, Don Ramon, Doña Florinda, El Señor Barriga, Noño and El Señor Jirafales.

Twitter reacted to the news with sad and beautiful homages to someone who greatly impacted their childhoods.

THERE GOES MY WHOLE CHILDHOOD, HE WAS SO ADORABLE #Chespirito

joselyne@ZouisAllMightyFollow

THERE GOES MY WHOLE CHILDHOOD, HE WAS SO ADORABLE #Chespirito

5:10 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz shared this after his death.

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A little piece of my childhood went to Heaven today... #Chespirito

Maria@awesomemarmagFollow

A little piece of my childhood went to Heaven today... #Chespirito

2:28 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sin Querer Queriendo. #Chespirito #RobertoGomezBolanos . You will never be forgotten. Thank You.

MozzleStead@MozzleSteadFollow

Sin Querer Queriendo. #Chespirito #RobertoGomezBolanos . You will never be forgotten. Thank You.

2:07 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Welp, my childhood died #ElChavodel8 #Chespirito if anyone needs me I'll be in the fetal position till next year.

Laura Ortiz@LauraTizFollow

Welp, my childhood died #ElChavodel8 #Chespirito if anyone needs me I'll be in the fetal position till next year.

2:00 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Good Night Sweet Prince #Chespirito

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so sad to see a legend go 😔 he brought so much laughter to my family. #chespirito

genesis@__laprincesa_Follow

so sad to see a legend go he brought so much laughter to my family. #chespirito

1:55 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now who will defend us? #RPI #Chespirito :(

Latinamerica lost a hero and an icon #Chespirito

Vico Iglesias@iglesiasvicoFollow

Latinamerica lost a hero and an icon #Chespirito

1:43 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thanks for all the laughs. His shows made my childhood badass. #rip #Chespirito

☠❁@Maria_zamora3Follow

Thanks for all the laughs. His shows made my childhood badass. #rip #Chespirito

1:39 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This made me cry, thanks for the amazing childhood. #Chespirito #DEPRobertoGomezBolanos

my Quarterback☝️@Cory_Forever_Follow

This made me cry, thanks for the amazing childhood. #Chespirito #DEPRobertoGomezBolanos

5:55 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#Chespirito oh god this pic make me cry!!😢😢😢 thank u for everything! A great part of my childhood has gone!!

1D!!/ 5sos!!@roxanamontiel2Follow

#Chespirito oh god this pic make me cry!! thank u for everything! A great part of my childhood has gone!!

2:02 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Maria Antonieta de las Nieves, who played La Chilindrina on El Chavo del 8 said her heart is with him.

Así se despidió 'La Chilindrina' de Chespirito http://t.co/tGNd7DbPms #HastaSiempreChespirito @vickydavilalafm

LA Fm@noticierodelafmFollow

Así se despidió 'La Chilindrina' de Chespirito http://t.co/tGNd7DbPms #HastaSiempreChespirito @vickydavilalafm

5:43 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

She wrote on Facebook:

Today, November 28, 2014, is a day that will touch the hearts of many generations – the death of Roberto Gomez Bolaños. Extraordinary comic, writer, actor, producer, and human being. Aside from the friction we had in the last years, which wasn't really with him, he was a great example, and a great friend...I send my deepest condolences to everyone, and everyone of his kids and family members... and his fans. My heart is with you. Thank you for all the laughs... for all the hours of team work... for being a great human being... you take with you a piece of my heart.

In a Univision interview earlier this year, with her father's health failing, his daughter Marcela Gómez Fernández spoke about their foundation and his quiet work to help children.

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"It's about institutionalizing the help that he would give to organizations," she said in April. "He did it discreetly, he didn't think it needed to be public," she said of what led to creating Fundación Chespirito in 2008, to help in children's education and health.

Bolaños is survived by his second wife, Florinda Meza, and six children from his previous marriage and 12 grandchildren. When his health was first failing, he sent out a message for all of the support from fans.

"Thanks everyone for writing me everyday, it's lovelyyyy! I love you all, Chespirito."

¡Gracias a todos, lo que me escriben cada día, es hermososisisisisisisisisísimo! Lo amo, Chespirito.

Roberto G. Bolaños@ChespiritoRGBFollow

¡Gracias a todos, lo que me escriben cada día, es hermososisisisisisisisisísimo! Lo amo, Chespirito.

7:10 PM - 05 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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