Farewell to the Voice of The Count: Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who voiced arithmomaniac vampire Count von Count died of complications from the various cancers and respiratory diseases that he suffered in his final years. He was 78 years old.

A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forever be in our hearts and remembered for the artistry in his puppetry, his music, and the laughter he brought to children worldwide through his portrayal of Count von Count, Herry Monster, Fat Blue, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford and many other beloved characters.

We will miss his extraordinary spirit and the joy he brought to our Street.

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