Rubén Aguirre

Mexican actor and comedian (1934-2016)

Rubén Aguirre Fuentes (Spanish pronunciation: [ruˈβen aˈɣire]; June 15, 1934 – June 17, 2016) was a Mexican actor. He was best remembered for his role as Professor Jirafales in the Televisa's television show El Chavo del Ocho.

Rubén Aguirre
Rubén Aguirre Fuentes

June 15, 1934
DiedJune 17, 2016(2016-06-17) (aged 82)
Notable workProfessor Jirafales in El Chavo del Ocho
Height2.06 m (6 ft 8 in)

Aguirre died on June 17, 2016 at his home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He died from complications of pneumonia, just two days after his 82nd birthday.[1] He suffered from diabetes which has been said to also been a factor to his death.[2]


  1. "Rubén Aguirre, o Professor Girafales de 'Chaves', morre aos 82 anos" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  2. Notice of death of Rubén Aguirre,; accessed June 17, 2016.(in Portuguese)

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