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The World Mourns 'Chespirito' With Heartwarming Illustrations

In an outpouring of love and respect for a comedic legend and Latin American icon, fans mourned the death of Roberto Gómez Bolaños on twitter.

Bolaños died of unspecified causes in Cancún on Friday. He was 85. In a matter of minutes, #Chespirito, as the comedian was known, became a worldwide trending topic.

Voto Latino co-founder Maria Teresa Kumar recalled the power that the actor had in uniting the Spanish-speaking world like little else in history.

Who United a people and gave us orgullo #Latino? #Chespirito. #EsoEsoEso gracias! @votolatino

— María Teresa Kumar (@MariaTeresa1) November 29, 2014

Fans illustrated pictures of the Mexican actor as one of his most beloved character, El Chavo, and his friends from the show who had passed away already. Most notably actor Ramón Valdés who starred in the children’s show as Don Ramon.

Many were filled with sadness at the news and gave rise to tweets like the following, in which Don Ramon says his famous quote “Not yet, Chavito.”

#Chespirito im crying this isint real he cant be dead

— ❱❱❱❱ (@ziams_ahs) November 28, 2014

Sobs RT @Cory_Forever_: This made me cry, thanks for the amazing childhood. #Chespirito #DEPRobertoGomezBolanos

— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) November 28, 2014

In one of these El Chavo is depicted with angel wings and the other his friends are waiting for him with a table full of his favorite snack: a ham sandwich.

_RIP )= #Chespirito
I Cry :'(

— Yessika Y.Cieza (@YeCieza) November 28, 2014

#Chespirito makes me cry harder my heart hurts

— ❱❱❱❱ (@ziams_ahs) November 28, 2014

A huge legend was lost in the Latin American television community today. Que en Paz descanses #Chespirito

— Rodriguez (@RRWWE) November 29, 2014

Others shared pictures and memes based on Bolaños’ other characters to honor the actor.

“Is it true that to die is to cease to exist?” Here’s our beloved #Chespirito ‘s response: #RGB

— Fr. Manuel Dorantes (@TweetingPriest) November 28, 2014

#Chespirito #RobertoGomezBolanos passed away today. Thank you for all the laughter and the joy. Siempre y gracias

— Jay Torres (@MrJayTorres) November 28, 2014

Sad to hear #Chespirito, a Mexican legend, has passed: One of the funniest ever. #chiripiorca

— DC (@costadaniel) November 29, 2014

Check out more heartfelt reactions below: