June 28, 2022

Emilio Delgado, who’s popularly identified for taking part in Luis Rodriguez on the collection “Sesame Road,” has died on the age of 81. The actor died in New York Metropolis on Thursday.

Delgado’s spouse Carole revealed that the reason for demise was a number of myeloma. The actor has been battling with it since December 2020.

Delgado’s agent Renee Glicker opened up concerning the actor’s demise. “Emilio Delgado handed away at his residence right here in NYC right this moment. He had a number of Myeloma. His spouse Carole was his greatest fan and advocate,” Glicker advised ET Thursday. “She traveled with him when he lately did a theater tour of Quixote Nuevo enjoying the title position.”

“He had this youthful spirit and vitality that will probably be significantly missed,” Glicker added.

“Sesame Road” collection revolves round educating children and adults by speaking about numerous cultures and filling the hole between them. The actor performed Luis’ character on the present. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind “Sesame Road,” mourned the demise of the actor on Twitter. 

“Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Emilio Delgado, identified the world over for his position as Luis on Sesame Road,” the nonprofit tweeted. A beloved member of the Sesame household for over 50 years, his heat and humor invited youngsters to share a friendship that has echoed by way of generations.”

“On the forefront of illustration, Emilio proudly laid declare to the ‘document for the longest-running position for a Mexican-American in a TV collection.’ We’re so grateful he shared his skills with us and with the world,” the tweet added.

Fans in the comments section shared their condolences.

“I grew up with Luis and Maria. Thank you Mr. Emilio for enriching my childhood and teaching me English,” a fan wrote. One other fan commented, “He will probably be significantly missed. I grew up watching him and lots of others who have been on Sesame Road.”

On the work entrance, the actor was a daily on “Sesame Road” from 1971 to 2017. He additionally appeared in TV collection like “The Get Down,” “The Bravest Knight” and “Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit.” He was lately seen within the film, “iGilbert,” which was dropped final yr.

“Sesame Place” characters carry out on the 94th Annual 6ABC Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28, 2013, in Philadelphia. Picture: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Photos

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