SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A colleague says Jose Luis "Chavito" Marrero, a versatile Puerto Rican character actor who appeared for decades in local movies and television and onstage, has died. He was 82.
Actress and director Sonia Valentin says Marrero died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis early Sunday at a Santurce hospital.
Marrero appeared in films including "My Little Angel" and "My Lucky Day" in the late 1990s, and was a well-known TV pitchman.
Most recently he was cast in "Lovesickness," a 2007 Puerto Rican film starring Luis Guzman.
He is survived by his wife, actress Mercedes Sicardo, two daughters and a son. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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