Xavier López Rodríguez, better known as
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López was a beloved children's TV host in Mexico for over five decades.
His show "En Familia con Chabelo" was a Sunday morning tradition for generations of families.
López began his career as a child actor in the 1950s.
He later transitioned to hosting children's television shows in the late 1960s.
"En Familia con Chabelo" became a ratings sensation and the longest-running children's TV show in Mexico.
López introduced generations of children to music, literature, and the arts through his show.
He was also a philanthropist and gave generously to children's charities throughout his life.
News of López's death was met with an outpouring of grief and tributes from fans and celebrities alike.
López's legacy will endure for years to come, as he was a national icon and a key figure in Mexican pop culture.