Comic Gaspar Henaine Perez had six-decade career

The beloved Mexican comic known as “Capulina” died Friday, Sept. 30 at age 85, after a six-decade career as Mexico’s equivalent of funny fat man Oliver Hardy.

The spokesman for Mexico’s National Actors Assn. said comic actor Gaspar Henaine Perez died at a Mexico City hospital. The cause of death hasn’t been released. Henaine Perez had suffered pneumonia and ulcers.

Capulina acted in nearly 100 films, often appearing as a bumbling but good-natured sidekick wearing an old hat with no crown. He later appeared in children’s TV series and movies.

Henaine Perez is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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