Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (Voice of The Count) Passes

If you grew up with Sesame Street, it’s hard to forget the monocled purple vampire “The Count.” This, among other characters, was Jerry Nelson, an accomplished muppeteer with nearly 60 years of work. Sadly he passed away last night, leaving behind a legacy of work on The Muppet Show (Pigs in Space!), Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock. Thanks, Jerry.

Below, one of our favorite videos involving The Count.

[News via Tough Pigs]


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