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‘Lizzie McGuire’ Star Daniel Escobar Dies At 49

Wed, December 18, 2013 10:46am EDT by Shaunna Murphy 1 Comment
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So sad. Daniel Escobar, who played Hilary Duff’s theater teacher Mr. Escobar on the Disney Channel hit ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ died on Dec. 13 in a Los Angeles hospital due to complications from diabetes. He was 49 years old.

Daniel Escobar, who was best known for playing Lizzie’s (Hilary Duff) beloved theater teacher Mr. Escobar on the Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire, died in Los Angeles on Dec. 13. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Daniel passed due to complications from diabetes.

Beloved ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Star Daniel Escobar Dead At 49

Daniel was a much-beloved figure on the popular Disney show, which ran from 2001-2004. Escobar reprised his role as the enigmatic theater teacher Mr. Escobar in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which was released in 2003. Jake Thomas, who played Lizzie’s little brother Matt on the show, tweeted his condolences on Dec. 17:

That he did. In addition to Lizzie, Daniel also appeared on the shows How I Met Your Mother, Weeds, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, Charmed, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dharma & Greg, and NYPD Blue, among others, and in the popular 2001 movie Blow as Emilio Ochoa. The trained Shakespearean actor won a Helen Hayes Award in 2008 for his role in the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company’s production of David Greenspan‘s She Stoops to Comedy. sends our condolences to Daniel’s family and friends during this difficult time.

— Shaunna Murphy

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