A leading Telemundo 47 anchor has died after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Edgardo Del Villar was just 51.
“Edgardo Del Villar was a talented journalist and gifted storyteller with a smile that lit up the screen. We stood in awe as he fought an incurable disease with remarkable resolve; pushing himself to the limits, returning to the air throughout his treatment and remaining positive and upbeat through it all. He was our inspiration and we loved him,” said Cristina Schwarz, president and gm of Telemundo 47. “Our station family extends condolences to Edgardo’s mother, his siblings, his wife Carolina—and his beloved daughter, Dana Princesa. They will forever remain in our hearts.”
Del Villar joined the New York-based station in 2017 after serving as a correspondent and fill-in anchor for Telemundo Miami. He is a native of Mexico and had more than 20 years experience in journalism.
He regularly anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of Noticiero 47 Telemundo with Darling Burdiez until this past August, when he left to focus on his battle full-time.
Del Villar passed away on Sunday evening.