MEXICAN TV clown "Cepillín" who appeared in several films and gave Salma Hayek a break early in her career, has died aged 75.
Ricardo González Gutiérrez passed away from respiratory failure following a spinal cancer diagnosis.
Who was Cepillin Murio?
Cepillín was a popular personality on Spanish television for decades with his music often played at children's birthday parties.
His TV show, named ‘El Show de Cepillin’, combined education with comedy and brought Hollywood stars as guests on the show.
The late clown appeared in several films in his long career and is known for giving actress Salma Hayek a break early in her career.
The pair worked together on a theatrical version of "Aladdin".
Gutiérrez began his TV career when he was studying dentistry and was invited to work on a children's show on the local Multimedios Televisión network.
There he discovered it was easier for him to work with kids painted as a clown and he did the same when he practiced dentistry giving himself the name "Cepillín" (Brush).
The much-loved clown was also nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2016 for his album "Gracias".
In 2020, the TV personality announced his retirement after a 50-year career and had prepared a farewell tour alongside his two sons, Cepi and Franki.
What is Cepillin Murio's net worth?
According to website Idol NetWorth, Cepillin was worth $25 million.
Before finding fame as a TV clown, he worked as a dentist, and would paint his face like a clown in an effort to not scare children while he worked on their teeth.
He went on to become a hit on educational programming channel, Televisa, with his TV show, named ‘El Show de Cepillin’.
The show combined education with comedy and brought Hollywood stars as guests.
How did Cepillin Murio die?
Ricardo González Gutiérrez passed away on Monday from respiratory failure following a spinal cancer diagnosis.
The entertainer was hospitalized for a few days after failing to fully recover from an operation last month.
The performer had suffered two heart attacks during his career, but had recovered from both.
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