Emilio Delgado Who Plays ‘Luis’ on Sesame Street, Has Died

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Today is a sad day especially for Sesame Street fans everywhere.

News just broke that Emilio Delgado Who Plays ‘Luis’ on Sesame Street, Has Died.

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop made the announcement via Facebook saying:

Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Emilio Delgado, known the world over for his role as Luis on Sesame Street. A beloved member of the Sesame family for over 50 years, his warmth and humor invited children to share a friendship that has echoed through generations.


The post continued…

Emilio Delgado, best known to generations of children, parents and grandparents as Sesame Street’s beloved Fix-It-Shop owner Luis, and for his appearances on many television series aimed at grown-up audiences, passed away on March 10, 2022 after a long illness.

And continued saying:

Delgado joined the cast of Sesame Street in the show’s third season and played Luis Rodriguez for 44 years. First introduced alongside Raul Julia’s Raphael as the proprietors of L&R’s Fix-It Shop, Delgado was eventually paired with Sonia Manzano’s Maria when the Sesame Street producers wanted to explore storylines involving love, marriage, and parenthood.


44 years is pretty amazing. He surely touched the hearts of millions over the years.

He will certainly be missed! RIP Emilio!

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