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Iconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85

CORRECTS NAME OF CHARACTER PORTRAYED - In this undated photo released by the television network Televisa on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos known as Chespirito poses for a photo as his famous character El Chapulin Colorado. According to Televisa, where he worked, the famed comedian died Friday. He was 85. (AP Photo/Televisa) Show/Hide caption

CORRECTS NAME OF CHARACTER PORTRAYED - In this undated photo released by the television network Televisa on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos known as Chespirito poses for a photo as his famous character El Chapulin Colorado. According to Televisa, where he worked, the famed comedian died Friday. He was 85. (AP Photo/Televisa)

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MEXICO CITY - Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic 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 at age 85.

Known as "Chespirito" (chess-pee-REE-to), ......

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