Daniel Escobar, 'Lizzie McGuire' actor, dead at 49

Dec. 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Daniel Escobar has died of complications from diabetes at a hospital in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday. He was 49.

Best known for playing teacher Mr. Escobar on the Disney Channel sitcom "Lizzie McGuire" from 2001-02, he also had recurring roles on the TV shows "Dharma & Greg," "Weeds," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Malcolm in the Middle," "NYPD Blue," "Two and a Half Men," "Charmed," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Desperate Housewives," "Whitney" and "How I Met Your Mother."

His film credits include "Blow," "The Mexican" and "Sympathy for Delicious."

He died last Friday, the Reporter said Wednesday. No other details regarding the circumstances were immediately available.

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