11/12/2012 02:24 pm ET

Chespirito Museum To Open In Mexico, Celebrating Work Of Comedian Behind El Chavo Del Ocho, El Chapulín Colorado

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The star of the Mexican comedy shows “El Chavo del Ocho” and “El Chapulín Colorado” will get a museum celebrating his life and work in June 2013, reports Notimex -- complete with one of the barrels El Chavo once called home.

The monument to the work of Chespirito, the stage name of comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, will be designed as a replica of the Chavo del Ocho’s neighborhood. Visitors will be able to see the shows’ original costumes, view the scripts, and walk through the houses of characters like Don Ramón, Quico and Doña Florinda.

The Chespirito museum will be located in Mexico City, though organizers still haven’t picked an official site. The public will have free access to the museum.

“The project began as something small and, thanks to the public support, kept growing,” Chespirito Group director Luis Jorge Arnau Ávila told Notimex.

The museum will also offer space for the comedian’s Chespirito Foundation, which works to combat diabetes. An epidemic of obesity has made diabetes the leading cause of death in Mexico, Smart Planet reported last year.

The last time Roberto Gómez Bolaños made headlines was last month, when the aging television icon addressed a Twitter rumor that he had died.

“Today I checked and no, I still haven’t died... Not on twitter, or anywhere else,” Chespirito tweeted.

Arnau Ávila said the actor may not be able to attend the opening of the Chespirito museum due to his fragile health, according to Notimex. Gómez Bolaños, 84, lives in Cancún.



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