Sesame Street actor David Smyrl, 'Mr. Handford,' dead at 80

March 24, 2016 8:47 PM

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An Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Mr. Handford, the retired firefighter who ran Hooper's Store on "Sesame Street," has died. David Smyrl was 80.

Smyrl's wife, Cheryl, says he died Tuesday of lung cancer at Lankenau Medical Center outside Philadelphia.

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