R.I.P.: Sesame Street Actor David Smyrl Passes Away At 80

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Black Actor On Sesame Street Passes Away

“Mr. Handford” the beloved owner of the Hooper’s Store that resided on Sesame Street has passed away this week. The 80-year-old actor’s death is due to lung cancer according to The Root. He died in his home state at Pennsylvania hospital. Smyrl leaves behind a son, and his wife Sheryl. Rest peacefully Mr. Handford!

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