éctor Suárez, one of Mexico’s most legendary actors and comedians, died at age 81, his son said on social media Tuesday.
“For us, we’re losing the father, the grandfather, the brother, the husband, and not the public figure that deserves all the recognition of the artistic family and the media,” Héctor Suárez Gomís, also an actor, wrote in an Instagram post.
Suárez became well-known for using his spontaneous, dark humor to create timely and relatable comedy sketches and political satires in television shows such as ¿Qué nos pasa? (What’s happening to us?), while also being critical about societal issues.
“Rest in peace Héctor Suárez, one of the greats of comedy, political parody and Mexican television. Unforgettable his characters of “What’s happening to us?” Hugs to your loved ones,” Jenaro Villamil, president of the Mexico’s public broadcasting system tweeted.