'Chespirito' Funeral Photos: Televisa, Fellow Cast Members And Celebrities Say One Last Goodbye

"Chespirito" has been a great loss in the entertainment world as a comedic icon passed away. Roberto Gómez Bolaños died at the age of 85 from a heart failure on Friday afternoon in Cancún. Televisa, home of his greatest shows and characters, organized a funeral inside the studios where he spent most of his time. After landing at the Toluca airport in México City his remains were transported to Televisa San Angel where hundreds of celebrities paid their respects to the late actor. It was "La Plaza De Las Estrellas" where everyone gathered to remember and say one last goodbye to "Chespirito." At the event we saw his widow Florinda Meza as well as Kiko Carlos Villagrán and Sr. Botija Edgar Vivar. See all the images above and videos below!

The comic genius that was Roberto Gómez Bolaños "Chespirito" has passed away at the age of 85 from heart failure. We all grew up with his characters like "El Chavo" and "El Chapulín Colorado." His catchphraseslike "fue sin querer queriendo" and "se me chispiteó" became part of our every day lives for Mexicans and Spanish-speakers around the world. Televisa is organizing a massive event to say farewell to the iconic comedian. This Sunday, fans of "Chespirito" are invited to attend the Estadio Azteca and bring a flower to pay respects and say one final goodbye. The entrance is free of charge and Televisa will be distributing tickets to Mexico City residents all day Saturday at Televisa San Angel, Televisa Chapultepec and the Estadio Azteca box office. "México Despide A Chespirito" will start Sunday at 10am (local time).

Roberto Gómez Bolaños has passed away at the age of 85. "Chespirito" died of a heart attack and his passing ocurred on Friday, November 28th, as it was confirmed on-air by respected journalist Lolita Ayala during her news show at 2:50 p.m. (CST). The legendary comedian died in Cancún, Mexico, after reports that his health condition began to deteriorate last April. A close source to the family have told Mexican media  back then that doctors had lost hope of a full recovery. "Mr. Roberto is very ill but stable, the doctors say, who have already informed the family that there is no hope of recovery and to brace themselves for the worst," the insider said. Bolaños' son, Roberto Gómez Fernández, revealed a couple days ago that his father was stable but has lost mobility: "My father is fine but with a greater difficulty in moving."

 

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.