Daniel Escobar, who was best known for playing a teacher on Lizzie McGuire, died last Friday in Los Angeles from diabetes complications. He was 49.

Daniel Escobar Dies

In addition to his recurring role on the Disney Channel series, Escobar reprised his character alongside Hilary Duff in the 2003 Lizzie McGuire movie. Escobar also had a recurring role on the ABC comedy Dharma & Greg as a waiter named Lorenzo.

Adam Lamberg and Jake Thomas, who costarred with Escobar in Lizzie McGuire, both took to Twitter to express their sadness at learning of his passing.


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Escobar’s long list of TV guest roles include parts in How I Met Your Mother, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives, Charmed and more. His last credited acting gig was on the Whitney episode titled "First Date" in 2011.

On the big screen, Escobar is best known for playing Emilio Ochoa in Johnny Depp vehicle Blow. He also appeared in The Mexican, The Human Contract, Not Forgotten and Sympathy for Delicious with Mark Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney and Orlando Bloom.

– Chelsea Regan

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