Emilio Delgado Death – Obituary unavailable . Renowned actor, Emilio Delgado has died. He passed away at the age of 81. He was best known for his role as Luis on Sesame Street.”
Who was Emilio Delgado?
Emilio Delgado (May 8, 1940 – March 10, 2022) was a Mexican American television, film and stage actor, voice artist and singer best known for his role as Luis, the Fix-it Shop owner, on the children’s television series Sesame Street. Delgado joined the cast of Sesame Street in 1971 and remained until his contract was not renewed in 2016, as part of Sesame Workshop’s re-tooling of the series, although Sesame Workshop later announced that there would be talks to bring him back. Following his departure, the workshop stated that Delgado would continue to represent them at public events.
Emilio Delgado Cause of Death – Obituary
The passing of Emilio was confirmed by his wife to TMZ, according to report on the website, Emilio Delgado’s wife, Carol, tells TMZ he passed away Thursday surrounded by family at his home in NYC. We’re told Emilio had recently been in hospice care … he was diagnosed with the blood cancer Multiple myeloma in December 2020.
His official obituary has not been released.
Delgado appeared as Luis in the TV special Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. He began his professional career in Los Angeles in 1968. Delgado lived in New York City with his wife Carole and also served on the Board of Directors at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, an LGBTQIA safe-space, community activist center, and educational bridge dedicated to honoring Bayard Rustin through their mission and good works.