Farewell Profesor Jirafales

Rubén Aguirre, known for his role as “Profesor Jirafales” in “El Chavo del 8” has passed away this morning,

Rubén Aguirre, known for his role as “Profesor Jirafales” in “El Chavo del 8” has passed away this morning, his dear friend Edgar Vivar, who played “Señor Barriga” confirmed on Twitter. He was 82. “My favorite professor rests in peace now,” Vivar wrote. Today my good friend Rubén Aguirre left this earth. I will miss you very much.”

During the firsts days of June, Consuelo de los Reyes, Aguirre’s wife had mentioned on a TV show that her husband was in serious condition. “From one day to another he lost all his strength and now he’s not moving,” de los Reyes said at the time. “He can’t even roll on the bed and is not talking as much. Diabetes has him like that.”

However, his daughter, Verónica Aguirre confirmed to CNN en Español that her father passed away from complications with pneumonia. He had been hospitalized in May, but was released on June 7 to rest at home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he took his last breath.

Latin Times | Maria G. Valdez

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