‘Sesame Street’ Actor Emilio Delgado Dead at 81, Played Luis for 40 Years
Emilio Delgado — the actor greatest identified, and beloved, for his function as Luis on “Sesame Street” — has died … TMZ has discovered.
Delgado’s spouse, Carol, tells TMZ he handed away Thursday surrounded by household at his house in NYC. We’re informed Emilio had just lately been in hospice care … he was recognized with the blood most cancers A number of myeloma in December 2020.
Carol says Emilio was nonetheless a working actor proper up till the pandemic — taking part in the lead in “Quixote Nuevo” — a theater manufacturing that had a 3-city run earlier than issues had been shut down. He additionally just lately did some voiceover work in January 2022.
The beloved Mexican-American actor was a pioneer in kids’s tv, taking part in Luis, the ‘Repair-It Store’ proprietor for a complete of 40 years on the ‘Street.’ He took a quick hiatus from the present within the late 80s, however returned inside a 12 months.
He additionally carried out in stay theater all through his profession — together with some “Sesame Street” stage productions — and has appeared at varied conventions through the years.
Emilio was 81.