Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jerry Nelson passes away at age 78

Sad news for Muppet fans worldwide as legendary Muppeteer Jerry Nelson has passed away at the young age of 78. Sesame Workshop confirmed this sad news but didn't confirm the date or cause of death.

Jerry Nelson has been one of the lead Muppeteers since working on Sesame Street in 1970 and is famous for his Sesame Street performances as Count von Count, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock and the Amazing Mumford.

He also performed a wide variety of characters on the Muppet Show including Statler, Lew Zealand and Floyd Pepper amongst many others. Jerry was a huge part of these and many other Muppet productions and his spirit and humor will be sorely missed. 

Thank you Jerry for all the joy you have given me and millions of other people worldwide. You may be gone but we will forget you or your

Jerry Nelson 1934-2012

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