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Mexican Television Star Rubén Aguirre Has Died at 82

Mexican Television Star Rubén Aguirre Has Died at 82

Mexican television star Rubén Aguirre has died, his daughter Veronica Aguirre confirmed to CNN En Español. He was 82.

Aguirre, who was best known as Professor Jirafales on popular 1971–80 television show El Chavo del Ocho, died in Puerto Vallarta from complications from pneumonia. He had been hospitalized in May, but was released on June 7 to rest at home, where he passed away.

His former cast mate Edgar Vivar also confirmed the death on Twitter, Friday, writing, "My favorite professor rests in peace."

Numerous fans took to social media to mourn the actor's death, many noting that they grew up watching him on El Chavo.

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