Fans Mourn the Passing of Iconic Mexican Clown Cepillín


Fans are mourning the passing of the iconic Mexican clown, Cepillín.

Also known as Ricardo González Gutiérrez, the staple of Mexican culture died Monday. He was 75.

Cepillín was a dentist by profession who gained fame in Mexican entertainment with his catchy and iconic children's songs, the most popular of which include "La Feria de Cepillín," "Tomás" and "En el bosque de la China." (If you're like me, I know you're singing them right now!)

He was also a TV host and actor for several decades. "Las mañanitas" was a signature song of Cepillín's that was used to serenade countless children on their birthdays. We've all had it played at our family parties!

Fans remember Cepillín for his popular TV show named "El Show de Cepillin", where viewers fell in love with his charismatic personality. On the iconic show, Cepillín would blend comedy with education and would often have famous actors on the show, like Salma Hayek.

According to his son Ricardo González Jr., Cepillín had been dealing with health issues - battling spinal cancer and heart failure.

Rest in Peace, Cepillín! We will miss you greatly.

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