Sesame Street star Emilio Delgado dies aged 81

Baku, March 11, AZERTAC

Actor Emilio Delgado, who appeared on Sesame Street for more than four decades, has died at the age of 81, according to BBC.

Delgado was a presence in children's lives for 45 years, playing the fix-it shop owner Luis on the long-running series.

His wife, Carol Delgado, confirmed he had died from the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which he had been battling since 2020, at their home in New York.

In a statement, producers said he was a "beloved member of the Sesame family".

Delgado, who was Mexican-American, joined the show at a time when there were few ordinary Latino characters on TV.

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