Humorist Carlitos Balá dies, “what does salt taste like?”

Carlitos Balá, one of the most popular Argentine comedians of all time with more than half a century of artistic career, mostly dedicated to children’s shows, died this Friday, his relatives reported. He was 97 years old.

Tears multiply in generations of Argentines who grew up and laughed with their unique humor, the Argentine newspaper Clarín highlighted this day.

The beloved comic actor, adds Clarín, had been hospitalized yesterday, Thursday, at the Güemes Sanatorium, after suffering a series of dizziness, which caused him to be taken there and left hospitalized for observation.

“We are devastated but united. And that’s how he left: with a united family and a lot of love, ”said his granddaughter Laura Gelfi sadly to Teleshow of the Infobae portal.

The creator of the mythical phrase “What does salt taste like?” He invented dozens of terms that were installed in the Argentine popular imagination such as “sumbudrule” and created “El Chupetómetro”, which allowed hundreds of thousands of children to leave the pacifier, Infobae review.

His beginnings were on the radio in 1955 and later on television in “La magazine dislocated”, together with Délfor Dicásolo. He was part of the trio “Balá, Marchesini and Locati”.

Since the early 1970s, it has been synonymous with humor and mischief for several generations of Argentines, highlights the Argentine newspaper La Nación.

The medium also highlights that his television series for children and constant tours of the country spread the most famous catchphrases of his characters into everyday speech.