Jerry Nelson, puppeteer and voice actor for The Muppets and Sesame Street passes away

24 Aug, 2012

At the age of 78 famed puppeteer Jerry Nelson has sadly passed away. He was one of Jim Henson’s right hand puppeteers and even when he couldn’t control the puppets any more he continued to do the voices.

For more information about Jerry checkout this the CBC article Puppeteer for Sesame Street’s Count, Jerry Nelson, dies.

At Jim Henson’s funeral Jerry sang When the River Meets the Sea:

One of his most popular characters was The Count from Sesame Street. Some of you may remember this censored video:

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