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.

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

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.

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