They didn't count with his craftiness, but Roberto Gómez Bolaños became an unprecedented force of humor and joy in the lives of past and present generations in Latin America.
Bolaños, best known as Chespirito, died on Friday in Cancún, according to several Mexican news outlets. An official cause of death has yet to be reported. He was 85.
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.
Children and adults alike grew up in "la vecindad" (the neighborhood) or waiting on el Chapulín to save the day with his hilarious antics. Whether a fan or not, it's safe to say that every family in Latin America was touched by the Mexican comedian and his unforgettable characters.
As an homage to the legend and his work, here are Chespirito's most memorable quotes and characters.