Mexican comedian Leopoldo Roberto Garcia Pelaez Benitez aka Polo Polo dies at 78

By Samantha David January 24, 2023
Mexican comedian Leopoldo Roberto Garcia Pelaez Benitez died at the age of 78

Mexican comedian Leopoldo Roberto Garcia Pelaez Benitez, known as Polo Polo, died on Monday at the age of 78.

In an announcement by his family, his son Paul Garcia said that his father suffered from vascular dementia and died of natural causes.

Benitez rose to fame in the 1970s as one of Mexico’s most popular comedians having started out in small Mexican clubs to later perform at sold-out shows at the country’s largest venue the Crown Plaza.

He was well-known for his adult-themed jokes as well as Spanish puns which were later featured in multiple albums that were recorded in the 2000s.

The comedian went on to star in many films and TV series like La Escuelita VIP in 2004. 

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