Mexican comic Polo Polo, who was identified for his irreverent grownup humor and reside comedy albums, has died. He was 78.
His dying was introduced Monday in a social media put up shared to his official Facebook web page.
“PoloPolo died today. One of the greatest comedians in #Mexico and Latin America,” mentioned the put up, which was translated from Spanish to English.
The announcement featured a photograph of Polo Polo, whose actual title was Leopoldo Roberto García Peláez Benítez, performing onstage. “Thank you for so many moments, for so many smiles. We will carry you in our hearts always.”
According to the Associated Press, Polo Polo’s son Paul García shared information of his father’s dying with native retailers, noting he died a “natural death” early Monday morning. Polo Polo suffered from vascular dementia, the Associated Press reported.
Born in 1944, Polo Polo labored as a shoe-factory govt in Mexico City earlier than he began his comedy profession.
In the ‘70s, he began performing at small clubs and bars and made his way to theaters and venues, including Mexico’s Crown Plaza, CNN reported.
Polo Polo recorded his routines and bought a number of reside comedy albums, together with “Viaje a España” and several other self-titled volumes all through the ‘80s and ‘90s.
The comic was additionally identified for his adult-themed humor and use of double entendres, which he showcased in his “Son Para Adultos” reside albums.
In addition to stand-up, Polo Polo appeared in a number of tv and movie initiatives. His movie credit embrace “The Dairy of Zacarias,” “Solo para adúlteros” and “Crónicas chilangas,” and his tv work contains “La escuelita VIP,” “¿Qué nos pasa?” and “Con ganas.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.