Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Jerry Nelson Dead: Count von Count Of 'Sesame Street' Dies At Age 78
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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."
"We're having a rough day on the Street," she said.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/25/jerry-nelson-dead-sesame-street-count-dies-78_n_1829942.html
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