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Emilio Delgado, who played Luis on Sesame Street, has died


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Emilio Delgado, who played the Sesame Street character Luis the handyman, has died at the age of 81.  

Delgado passed away in his Manhattan home Thursday due to multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, which he had been battling since December 2020, his wife Carole Delgado told The New York Times. 

“We are saddened by the news of Emilio’s passing. Emilio was an immense talent who brought so much joy and smiles to his fans. He will be missed by many and we know his legacy will live on. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his wife, Carole,” his rep Robert Attermann, CEO of A3 Artists Agency, said in a statement to Changing America. 


For 44 years, Delgado played Sesame Street’s beloved owner of the Fix-It Shop, where he could fix anything from giant toasters and broken cookie jars to dented trash can lids. Luis owned and ran the Fix-It Shop alone for years but was eventually joined by Maria, played by Sonia Manzano. The pair eventually started dating and married on the show during the late 80s.  :snip:

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