Sesame Street's The Count Puppeteer, rip

arniejoltarniejolt Weird-Huey Lewis
edited August 2012 in Less Rokk More Talk
Jerry Nelson, the skilled puppeteer who played "Sesame Street's" math-addicted vampire Count von Count, has died, The Jim Henson Company confirms. He was 78.

In a statement posted to the studio's Facebook page, Lisa Henson, CEO and daughter to its legendary founder Jim Henson, writes, "Jerry Nelson imbued all his characters with the same gentle, sweet whimsy and kindness that were a part of his own personality. He joined The Jim Henson Company in the earliest years, and his unique contributions to the worlds of Fraggles, Muppets, Sesame Street and so many others are, and will continue to be, unforgettable."


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