Friday, March 13, 2009

Chespirito to fans: I’m not dead

Mexican actor and writer Roberto Gomez Bolaños, (a.k.a. "Chespirito”) denied rumors claiming that he passed away this week.

According to Bolaños’ son, the false alarm was spread by a spam e-mail claiming that the man best known for portraying the comical “El Chavo del Ocho” died due to cardiac arrest. The message asks readers to play an audio clip in homage to Bolaños, yet the download is really the deadly “Trojan horse” computer virus.

Last Saturday, Bolaños celebrated his eightieth birthday away from the public eye. Several days later, however, he was spotted attending a Mexico City showing of “The Diary of Anne Frank” where his granddaughter lays the titular role. “I’m doing well for a guy my age and to live in this country” Bolaños mentioned to the press.

Online Sources- LAHT, El Tiempo,, Cadena 3, El Sol de San Luis

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