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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:44 PM

Jerry Nelson Dead: Count von Count Of 'Sesame Street' Dies At Age 78

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Source: Huffington Post

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind a delightful menagerie of characters including Count von Count on "Sesame Street" and Gobo Fraggle on "Fraggle Rock," has died. He was 78.

Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday night in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, the Sesame Workshop said Friday.

"Every description of his characters describes Jerry as well," said "Sesame Street" executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente. "Silly, funny, vulnerable, passionate and musical, for sure. That voice of his was superb."

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"We're having a rough day on the Street," she said.

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/25/jerry-nelson-dead-sesame-street-count-dies-78_n_1829942.html





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Reply Jerry Nelson Dead: Count von Count Of 'Sesame Street' Dies At Age 78 (Original post)
bananas Aug 2012 OP
xxqqqzme Aug 2012 #1
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cstanleytech Aug 2012 #6
julian09 Aug 2012 #3
pitbullgirl1965 Aug 2012 #4
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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:46 PM

1. I put this on my facebook

page earlier today. I thought DU would already know it.

My 41 year old daughter is unhappy at this news.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:50 PM

2. posted yesterday

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:33 PM

6. Well he clearly the count turned him and he arose from the grave. nt

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:59 PM

3. Again !!!!!

 

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:10 PM

4. Oh no

Another childhood icon gone. (that sounds so selfish.)

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:26 PM

5. bananas

bananas

Another hero died - rest in peace.. And thank you for your characters over the years.

Diclotican

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:36 PM

7. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue the discussion here:

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