LIZZIE MCGUIRE Star Daniel Escobar Dies at 49 reports that Daniel Escobar, perhaps best known for his role as teacher Mr Escobar on the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire series opposite Hilary Duff, passed away on Friday, December 13 in Los Angeles as a result of complications from diabetes.

The actor, who had a recurring role in the comedy series Dharma & Greg, appeared on TV in Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Malcolm in the Middle, NYPD Blue, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother.

He was last seen on TV in an episode of NBC's Whitney in 2011.

Escobar received the Helen Hayes Award in 2008 for his role in David Greenspan's play She Stoops to Comedy, which was performed at the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington DC.

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