Univision New York Anchor Luis Gómez Dies at 40 After Long Battle With Cancer

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Univision anchor Luis Gómez has died after a long fight with cancer.

The Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter in New York City was diagnosed with testicular cancer in late 2017. It metastasized to his lungs and liver.

He continued to work through March 25, even as his health deteriorated, according to Media Moves.


“I went to work until the day I no longer could,” Gómez said in a final message to his audience that aired on Univision and Facebook a few days ago. “My commitment to the audience was always honest and transparent. Sometimes I tried to make them laugh, even when I couldn’t bear the pain.”

He had become an advocate for cancer prevention in the Hispanic community. Gómez was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S. to join Univision Austin as a reporter and anchor in 2006.

He died on April 6.

You can see his final announcement to viewers below.