Emilio Delgado, Sesame Street actor for 45 years, dies aged 81

Earlier this month, Sesame Street actor Emilio Delgado (aka Luis) passed away at the age of 81. He was a beloved and important presence on the show for decades. Read more about his life and career in this article from The Guardian.

“His warmth and humour invited children to share a friendship that has echoed through generations,” the Sesame Workshop said in a statement. “At the forefront of representation, Emilio proudly laid claim to the ‘record for the longest-running role for a Mexican American in a TV series.’ We are so grateful he shared his talents with us and with the world.”

Delgado played Luis, who was the owner of a neighborhood repair shot. Here’s a wonderful segment where he explains various tools and how to use them to a group of children (via Sesame Maniac on Youtube).


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