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.