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11/28/2014 08:56 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2014

The World Mourns 'Chespirito' With Heartwarming Illustrations

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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.

UPDATE: 11/29/14, 2:03 a.m. -- Univision reports Bolaños suffered a cardiac arrest around 2 p.m. in his home. The star died accompanied by his wife and former co-star Florinda Meza.

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.

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.”

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.

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

Check out more heartfelt reactions below:

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