Rubén Aguirre Dead: ‘Profesor Jirafales’ Dies of Pneumonia Complications

Rubén Aguirre Dead: 'Profesor Jirafales'
Rubén Aguirre Dead: 'Profesor Jirafales'

Rubén Aguirre Dead: The actor popular known for his character as “Professor Jirafales” whom he played in “El Chavo del 8” died today in the morning. One of his frined Edgar Vivar confirmed the news by posting a tweet. He had played “Senor Barriga”. (check: India vs Zimbabwe schedule.)

Aguirre was 82. Vivar tweeted, “My favorite professor rests in peace now. I will miss my friend very  much.” The news of his bad health condidtion was revealed by his wife Consuelo de los Reyes on a TV show. She said, “He lost all his strength and now not able to move.”

Rubén Aguirre Dead

Later on, today, Veronica Aguirre the daughter of Ruben told that her father passed away from complication with pneumonia. He took his last breath in his home at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He had been hospitailzed in May and was released on June 7 to rest at home.

Aguirre took birth in Saltillo, Coahuila on 15th June 1934. He debuted his acting career working with a popular clown named “Pipo.” Then, he went to Mexico City and worked at Television Independiente de Meixo which was in operation until 1973.


He looked for a good script in his career and then he met Roberto Gomez Bolanos who is also known as Chespirito, the mind behind “El Chavo del 8” and “El Chapulin Colorado.”

Rubén Aguirre Death: ‘Profesor Jirafales’

It was Chespirito who roped in Aguirre to play the professor after seeing his tall and skinny figure. The name “Jirafales” was taken from “jirafa” aka “giraffe” in Spanish. Aguirre agreed and promoted the name of Carlos Villagran to play Quico.

Aguirre shifted to Argentina after playing the role in the movie. He opened a circus ther with the name of his character. Then, he returned to Mexico in 2013. After that, he took up the work as an announcer at game shows.

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