Daniel Escobar Dead: Lizzie McGuire Actor Dies at 49

Celebrity News Dec. 18, 2013 AT 9:20AM
Daniel Escobar at the Warner Theatre on Apr. 28, 2008 Daniel Escobar, best known for his role as Hilary Duff's teacher on Lizzie McGuire, died at age 49 Credit: Carrie Devorah / WENN

Daniel Escobar, an actor who appeared opposite Hilary Duff on Disney's Lizzie McGuire, has died, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday, Dec. 17. He was 49.

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According to the site, Escobar passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, at a hospital in L.A. He had been suffering complications from diabetes.

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A trained Shakespearean actor, the star was best known as Lizzie McGuire's teacher Mr. Escobar, a role he played from 2001 to 2002. He also recurred on Dharma & Greg and had guest appearances on shows including Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Malcolm in the Middle, Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother.

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Among his film credits were Blow, The Mexican, Mark Ruffalo's Sympathy for Delicious, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

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